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Annual Cherry Blossom Festival

Our annual Cherry Blossom Festival (sakura matsuri) is held in March each year at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. We have a variety of performances, food, and Japanese cultural activities to add to your hanami (flower viewing) experience! Cherry Blossoms, or sakura, only bloom for a few weeks each year. In Japanese culture, sakura represent mortality and remind viewers of the beauty and transience of life. Thousands of people flock to parks in Japan to see the blossoms. Come see our Birmingham cherry trees while they are in bloom!


The 15th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival will be held March 21, 2020! 

Stay tuned for our full performance schedule and list of guests! Interested in volunteering for the festival? Sign up for our volunteer orientation here or contact us for more information! 






14th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival: March 16, 2019

Performance Schedule

10:00-10:30 OPENING CEREMONY

10:45- 11:15 BRIARWOOD JAPANESE CHILDREN’S CLUB PERFORMANCE

11:30 – 12:15 DAIKIN AMERICA TAIKO PERFORMANCE

12:30 – 1:00 BIRMINGHAM SHINKENDO DEMONSTRATION

1:00 – 1:30 DAIKIN AMERICA TAIKO PERFORMANCE

1:30 – 2:15 SHAKUHACHI PERFORMANCE

2:30- 3:15 A.C.T. DEFENSE BUJINKAN BUDO TAIJUTSU DEMONSTRATION

3:30-4:00 CLOSING REMARKS



Guests and Activities

A.C.T. DEFENSE

ALABAMA BONSAI SOCIETY

ALABAMA MULTICULTURAL ORGANIZATION (AMOR)

BIRMINGHAM QUILTERS GUILD

BIRMINGHAM SHINKENDO JAPANESE SWORDMANSHIP GROUP

BIRMINGHAM URASENKE ASSOCIATION

BRIARWOOD JAPANESE CHURCH

BOWMAN ACCESSORIES

CALLIGRAPHY

CHILDREN’S CHOIR

CONSUL GENERAL OF JAPAN

DAIKIN AMERICA TAIKO TEAM

IKEBANA

JAPAN CAFE

KENDAMA USA

ORIGAMI

ROBIN RAY CRAFTS

SHAKUHACHI

TARA ATKINS CRAFTS

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