The Owlery

The features blog of The Temple News



April 2015



‘The Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival’ returns to Fairmount

Written by , Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Food

The Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia hosts the Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival as a celebration of Japanese food, art, music and culture. The festival emphasizes the Japanese tradition “ohanami,” which includes parties with entertainment, food and drinks under the blossoming cherry trees in celebration of Spring’s return. Festival events include ikebana flower arranging, demonstrations of martial arts, a silent auction, the Cherry Blossom 5K, sushi-making classes, Dine Out Japan restaurant week, live music, dance performances and more.

The festival will run April 6-12 and the main event, Sakura Sunday, will be held on April 12 at the Horticulture Center in Fairmount Park.