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Artechouse Unveils a ‘Cherry Blossom Dream’

As a young girl waved her arms in a slow, circular motion, her movements were mirrored onto an interactive wall: Waves of fluorescent colors appeared against the constantly turning cherry blossoms. This young girl, and others of all ages, were interacting with the art, coming up with movements of their[Read More…]

Friendship in Bloom: The Symbolism of Cherry Blossoms

Friendship in Bloom: The Symbolism of Cherry Blossoms

On March 27, 1912, two women stood in West Potomac Park in Washington, D.C., and planted the first two cherry blossom trees in the United States. These two women, former first lady Helen Herron Taft and Viscountess Iwa Chinda — wife of the Japanese ambassador — planted the first of[Read More…]

by April 7, 2017 1 comment Guide - Top, Lifestyle, The Guide
Sakura Matsuri draws thousands to its street festival attempting to display Japanese culture. While it is the biggest Japanese cultural events of its type, only around a tenth of visitors are of Japanese origin.

Japanese Culture in Bloom

The cherry blossoms are forecasted to be at their peak this weekend, just in time to splash Washington, D.C., with a burst of color for the National Cherry Blossom Festival. Sakura Matsuri, the grand finale of the event, is set to be a spectacular one-day celebration. Held right after the[Read More…]

by April 10, 2015 0 comments Features, Guide - Top, The Guide
Student Named Cherry Blossom Ambassador

Student Named Cherry Blossom Ambassador

When the annual National Cherry Blossom Festival, taking place from March 20 to April 13, announced its eight 2014 Goodwill Ambassadors, Sarah Santana (COL’16) was among those chosen to serve as a liaison between D.C. university students and the festival. A double major in Japanese and Linguistics, as ambassador, Santana[Read More…]

by April 4, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News
Japanese Art and Culture Blossom in the District

Japanese Art and Culture Blossom in the District

Each year, tourists and D.C. natives alike flock to the Potomac waterfront to see the famous cherry blossoms. The pink blossoms are the buds of the sakura, or the Japanese flowering cherry. To celebrate the flowering of the trees, a 1912 gift from the city of Tokyo to the District of[Read More…]

by March 31, 2011 0 comments The Guide

The Quick Dish

The Cherry Blossom Festival is upon us once again. Every year, busloads of tourists descend upon D.C. to marvel at the hundreds of trees blooming in brilliant fashion. Last year brought us a Japanese beer garden — samurai bouncers included. This year is sure to bring us new festivities as[Read More…]

by March 30, 2011 0 comments The Guide