The Cherry Blossom Festival was ROCKING!
We just returned from an amazing day at the Cherry Blossom Festival in Fort Wayne, Indiana! This epic 1 day event is focused on many aspects of Japanese culture and includes many free hands on activities suitable for all ages: cosplay contest, anime art contest, origami, taiko drumming, tea ceremony, Japanese food, and of course a Japanese shopping market! This is the largest Japanese festival in Indiana, and several near by states. At this show we setup our single largest booth of the entire year, and party hard! The 2019 date has been announced for the festival, May 19th 2019. We hope that you might consider joining us for an amazing day dedicated to many traditional aspects of Japanese culture. This year our Samurai was granted the job of being the honor guard and escort of the Mayor of Fort Wayne, Indiana AND the Consul General Of Chicago. The Japanese Consulate of Chicago attends and supports this event. Here are a few photos from the Festival in case you could not attend it, and hope to make it in 2019.
Above: Our Samurai with the Mayor of Fort Wayne, Indiana and the Consul General of Chicago. There are even some videos of the opening ceremony showing our samurai honor guard in action.