Participants From Japan At the 50th Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival

Japan has been a strong supporter of the Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival for decades. Every year, Japanese groups show their support for the festival by traveling across the Pacific Ocean to perform in San Francisco. This year, we are very honored to have ten groups of talented performers and artists from all around Japan…

An Epic First Weekend of the 50th San Francisco Cherry Blossom Festival!

The first weekend of the 50th anniversary Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival was filled with memories and epic moments! Despite a rainy start on the morning on the first day, the festival powered through and by 10AM, the rain had stopped, the sky cleared up and the sun came out. And the rest of the…

10 Things To Do At The 50th Cherry Blossom Festival In SF

There are over 100 exciting programs and activities to do at the festival so it can be a daunting task to choose which ones to go to! So we take the liberty and curated 10 things that we think you shouldn’t miss when you are at the festival. Check them out! April 8th and 9th,…

Eat Your Way Around The San Francisco Cherry Blossom Festival

The 50th Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival is the largest Japanese culture festival on the west coast and that means there will be many exciting programs and amazing food. If you love food and especially Japanese food, then this is the festival for you. This year, the Food Bazaar is spectacular and is a great reason…

5 Fun Facts About The San Francisco Cherry Blossom Festival

The 50th anniversary Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival (NCCBF) is just around the corner. The festival will take place over 2 weekends starting on April 8th in San Francisco Japantown. Before you come out to celebrate the blooming of cherry blossoms and enjoy fun programs and entertainment, here are some fun facts about the Cherry…

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 (Nihonmachi) spans only six square blocks, yet is a real retreat and a cultural escape within the city. The oldest of only three Japantowns in the U.S., it offers many options for eating, shopping, relaxation and entertainment. What Japantown lacks in size, it certainly makes up in quality. One can spend hours…

50th NCCBF Proudly Presents: The Annual Festival Video

50周年を迎える桜祭りへようこそ!今年は4月8日&9日、15日&16日に開催します。ぜひジャパンタウンまで遊びに来て下さい! Two years ago a drone captured birds-eye views of the festival: