An Invitation – The 50th Anniversary Gala

50th Anniversary Gala – A Golden Journey Friday, April 14 | 5:30PM Westin St. Francis Hotel $175.00 Buy Tickets Facebook Event 2017 marks the Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival’s 50th anniversary. To kick-off this momentous event and festivities on the second weekend of April in San Francisco, The Sakura Matsuri, Inc. and the Northern California…

Meet The Queen Program Candidates Of The 50th Annual NCCBF

The Queen Program candidates press conference of the Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival took place at the Japan Center East Mall in Japantown. It’s an annual event that marks the only time members of the invited press and guests are able to meet the Queen Program Candidates before their coronation. “As a former Cherry Blossom court member, I am…

Get Ready: 5 Popular Spots To Take Pictures In Japantown

San Francisco’s Japantown – also known as “Nihonmachi” – spans over six blocks, it is a retreat and cultural escape within the city on the west coast. It is also the oldest of three remaining Japantowns in the U.S., and offers various options for dining, shopping, relaxation, as well as entertainment. While we could go on and on with a…

10 Must-See Photos From The Festival’s 50 Years Of Japanese Culture

In 2017, the Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival celebrates its 50th anniversary. The festival is known as one of California’s most prominent celebrations of Asian traditions, and as the biggest on the U.S. west coast. This year’s Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival will be held on Saturday and Sunday April 8-9 (Facebook event) and April 15-16 (Facebook event), it…

The Asian Art Museum

The Asian Art Museum: Celebrating the past, embracing the future

2015 marked the beginning of an exciting partnership between the Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival (NCCBF) and the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. This year the museum will partner with the festival once again, emphasizing the significance of Asian culture and traditions to the community. The museum was built on the idea of introducing…