48th annual Cherry Blossom Festival returns to Denver June 25-26

Followers of taiko drumming, teriyaki hen, sake and Japanese artwork would not want to miss this weekend’s competition.

DENVER — Denver’s Cherry Blossom Pageant at Sakura Sq. is back again for the very first time since 2019.

Structured by the Sakura Basis and Tri-Point out/Denver Buddist Temple, the 2022 Cherry Blossom Festival will be held Saturday, June 25, and Sunday, June 26, at Sakura Sq. in the heart of downtown Denver.

The 49th once-a-year competition — which celebrates Japanese culture by audio, dance, exhibits, arts, crafts, dance and food stuff — was not held in 2020 and 2021.

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Here’s a search at some of the highlights:

  • Live performances of common Japanese dancing, singing, instrumental tunes, Taiko drum ensemble performances, judo, karate and aikido demonstrations.
  • Cultural demonstrations and lectures on subjects this sort of as bonsai (tree sculpting) and Buddhist teachings.
  • Japanese-themed marketplace with jewellery, toys, artwork, pottery, extras, outfits and anime.
  • Reside art demonstrations, chilled somen (thin wheat flour noodles) and other treats.
  • Japanese delicacies which include sushi, teriyaki burgers, manju, spam musubi, teriyaki hen plate lunches and teriyaki beef bowls and sake and craft beer.

The Cherry Blossom Competition serves as the major fundraiser for the functions and applications of the Tri-Point out/Denver Buddhist Temple and Sakura Basis

Admission is cost-free to the Cherry Blossom Competition, which takes area Saturday, June 25, from 11 a.m. right until 6 p.m. and Sunday, June 26, from 11 a.m. until eventually 4 p.m. at Sakura Square amongst 19th and Lawrence Streets.

For a lot more information and facts on the Cherry Blossom Pageant, take a look at: CherryBlossomDenver.org. You can also abide by the Cherry Blossom Festival on Facebook.

Hi there Denver! Rain or shine, be a part of us this weekend for the Cherry Blossom Pageant!! Fingers crossed that if will be ALL Glow!!! Sat 11a-6p and Sun 11a-4p. Sakura Sq.: 1255 19th St in Downtown Denver!!

Posted by Denver Cherry Blossom Festival on Monday, June 20, 2022

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