Posted by: albfor | March 24, 2012

The Blossom Bash – Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival


HYATT AT THE BELLEVUE |  AVENUES OF AMERICA

FRIDAY.  Last night the Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia celebrated The Blossom Bash  at the iconic Hyatt at the Bellevue .  The Blossom Bash marks the beginning weeks of the Subaru cherry blossom festival which begins March 23rd and runs until April 21st.  The centuries-old tradition of Sakura Matsuri, or Cherry Blossom Festival, takes place throughout the Philadelphia area.

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The Blossom Bash | Subaru cherry blossom festival begins

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Yasuko Tamba, Akiko Endo & Fumiyoki Batta

This Festival continues a legacy established in 1926 when the Japanese government donated cherry trees to Philadelphia in honor of the Sesquicentennial of American Independence.

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Blossom Bash | Dennis Morikawa (Bash Chair)

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Kazue & Masa Nomoto | Yumi,Katagiri Takehito & Hiromi | Stephanie Shore & Christopher Dennis

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Lion Dance Performance - Umihei | Taiko Drum Performance - Swarthmore Taiko

FOR A COMPLETE VIEW OF ALL THE IMAGES from this event please select this link or the Mar 22, 2012 The Blossom Bash – Subaru cherry blossom festival Album in the right column of this picture weblog it will link you to the  images.


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