The Children’s Cherry Blossom Village is a welcoming, engaging space for kids of all ages, with games and cultural hands-on crafts and activities organized as fundraisers for local Japanese community organizations and schools. We are thrilled to offer this activity area for our youngest festival visitors and families to enjoy.

2023 participating organizations included the Buddhist Church of San Francisco Junior Young Buddhist Association, Clarendon Japanese Bilingual Bicultural Program, Japanese Community Youth Council Japantown Youth Leaders, Nihonmachi Little Friends, and the Rosa Parks Japanese Bilingual Bicultural Program and STEAM Program.

Middle, high school, and university students can earn community service hours volunteering at the event, developing leadership skills and helping make the Children’s Village a fun, dynamic space for kids and families.

Get ready for the 2024 Festival! To get involved as a participating organization or as a volunteer, submit an interest form or email

Children’s Cherry Blossom Village, staffed by Community volunteers
Games led by local community youth groups
Games and jumpy house with Clarendon JBBP
Crafts led by Rosa Parks JBBP