The Cherry Blossom Festival has been held annually in San Francisco since 1967. It started as a community event in response to the redevelopment of Japantown in the 1960s when rundown Victorian residences were replaced with modern buildings. The festival takes place over two weekends in April and showcases many Japanese arts such as classical dance, Taiko drumming, tea ceremonies, calligraphy, marital arts, Ikebana flower arrangement, and bonsai. The festival also represents more modern aspects of Japanese-American culture and has a beauty pagent and a grand parade which contains a sizeable contingent of anime fans wearing costumes of their favorite characters.
This page contains three galleries with a total of 86 photos of the Cherry Blossom Festival in San Francisco.