The Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival is one of California’s most prominent celebrations of Asian traditions and the biggest on the West coast. Starting in 1968, the festival serves to cultivate the continued alliance between Japan and United States using culture as the bridge.

Each year, over 200,000 people attend this dazzling display showcasing the color and grace of the Japanese culture and the diversity of the Japanese American Community. We expect this year to be filled with special events and new attractions.

50th Logo 2017 – A Golden Journey – 50 Years of Japanese Culture - Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival 2017 Schedule Download the 2017 schedule (PDF) 2017 Participants from Japan 2017 Performer Profiles 2017 Webster Street Performers 2017 Grand Marshal KONISHIKI, former Ozeki (grand champion) Sumo wrestler Meet the 2017 Queen and Court Queen Jacquelyn Kimiko Chew 1st Princess Hilary Kiyomi Ego Princess Kellie Rachel Ouye Princess Sydney Kikue…
A Story of Humanity – The Fujiyasu Kimono story - To think of goodwill and humanity, one person comes to mind–Mr. Seishichi Ato. For the past 32 years, Mr. Ato and the Fujiyasu Kimono Company of Tokyo, Japan has generously donated a furisode or long-sleeved, silk kimono, obi, zori (Japanese style sandals) and matching bag. The kimono is presented to the Northern California Cherry Blossom…
NCCBF Logo Timeline – Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival - 1968-1977: Building Foundation 1968 Queen Terry Iwasaki General Chairman Hisao Inouye Grand Marshal Joseph L. Alioto, Mayor of San Francisco 1969 Queen Sharon Kimoto General Chairman Kay Kuwada Grand Marshal Peter Tamaris, San Francisco Board of Supervisors 1970 Queen Suzu Matsuno Grand Marshal Eikichi Hara, Consul General of Japan General Chairman Eugene Sasai 1971 Queen…


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