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Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival

Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival
April 3

Welcome spring following the tradition of a Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival! The entire family will enjoy Taiko drums by Kishin Daiko, Japanese Jazz by Yu Ooka, traditional dance, and Shan, our favorite candy sculptor. Don’t miss tasting samples generously provided by Asahi Beer. This event is sponsored in part by the City of Santa Ana.

Event Schedule 

11 am - 2:30 pm     

Shan the Candy Sculptor

11 am – 3 pm

Face Painting: Cherry Blossoms and Butterflies


Art Projects:  Paper Lanterns and Fans


Food Samples: Mochi


Beer Samples Generously Provided by Asahi Beer, while supplies last.


Kofu Bonsai Tree Display and Demonstration

12 pm

Interactive Taiko Drums Session by Kishin Daiko

12:45 pm

Traditional Dances by Fujima Seiyumi Kai

1:25 pm

Performance by Irvine Japanese Cheerleading Team

1:30 pm

Intermission: Free General Admission to the Galleries for Santa Ana Residents

2 pm

Music by Yu-Ki Project, Jazz Combo, with Yu Ooka and Kimo Cornwell 

2:40 pm

Taiko Drums by Taiko Center of Los Angeles


 This event is sponsored in part by the City of Santa Ana. Free Family Festivals are sponsored year-round by the Nicholas Endowment.

*A recording of the festival will be available for viewing on Facebook and YouTube one week after the event takes place. 

Click here to download the full 2022 Festival Schedule.

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Event details

April 3, 2022 11:00 am - 3:00 pm


2002 North Main Street
Santa Ana, California 92706
TEL: 714.567.3600

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