FAIRMOUNT PARK | JAPANESE HOUSE AND GARDEN
MONDAY. The 17th Annual Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival of Greater Philadelphia began with ceremonial drumming and traditional tea tasting at the Shofuso Japanese House and Garden. The Cherry Blossom Festival continues a legacy established in 1926 when the Japanese government donated cherry trees to Philadelphia in honor of the Sesquicentennial of American Independence.
As Japan’s national flower Cherry blossoms have deep significance and are a traditional motif in art, literature and cuisine.
For a complete view of the images from this event please select this link or the “Apr 1, 2014 Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival Opening 2014” album in the right column of this photo weblog.