The Queen’s Kimono & the Unforgettable Story of the Fujiyasu Company

The Fujiyasu Furisode Kimono Story Since 1973, the Northern California Cherry Blossom Queen has been gifted a beautiful furisode by the Fujiyasu Kimono Company every year. In fact, most of the Queen Program’s kimonos have been donated by Mr. Seishichi Ato and his successor, Mr. Kazunari Mochizuki, of the Fujiyasu Kimono Company. Their gifts are an…

Meet Madame Michiya Hanayagi, 2020 NCCBF Community Marshal

The NCCBF Community Marshal is a designation bestowed on individuals who have made a significant impact on the festival, the Japanese and/or the Japanese American community. Community Marshals have included legacy participants and community leaders. The NCCBF committee is honored to introduce Madame Michiya Hanayagi of the Hanayagi Japanese Classical Dance Group as our 2020 Community…

Our 2020 Festival Sponsors

The Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival would like to express our deepest appreciation to our generous sponsors for their friendship and support for our 2020 festival. We wish you all health and safety during this time and look forward to working together in 2021!

Congratulations to the 2020 Community Service Scholarship Winners

The Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival’s 33rd annual Community Service Scholarship Program awarded two $2,500 scholarships to deserving high school graduates headed to college. Applicants were required to attend an accredited high school with a grade point average minimum of 2.5 on a scale of 4.0 and be actively involved in her or his local…

Original Artwork and Prints Waiting to be Discovered

Our 2020 Virtual Arts & Crafts Fair is packed with talented artisans. If you’re looking for original works of art, this is the perfect place to begin. We often find meaningful pieces in the most unexpected ways. It also happens that you would be supporting our community of artists in a time when we need…

Happy Spring Cleaning & Home Decorating!

As we shelter in place this spring, have you found yourself making progress with various projects around the house?  Are you in the middle of spring cleaning or redecorating your living spaces?! Rearranging a piece or two can certainly freshen up familiar spaces. For inspiration and fun additions to your lovely home, take a look…

2019 Queen’s Farewell by Yuki Nishimura

On behalf of the 2019 Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival Court, I would like to welcome each and every one of you to the virtual 2020 Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival. I have come to love this annual homage to the Japanese American heritage with demonstrations of odori to taiko to ikebana; it showcases the…

The 2020 Virtual Arts & Crafts Fair is Now OPEN!

April 11-19, 2020 The NCCBF Arts and Crafts Fair showcases the talent of handcrafted products and designs of artisans from across the country that embodies the spirit of the festival. The Arts & Crafts Fair typically packs the Buchanan Mall with booths of one-of-a-kind accessories, apparel, artisanal foods, fine arts & prints, handbags, housewares, plushies…