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Richmond Cherry Blossom Festival returns first week April

A day of events from tea ceremony demonstrations to performances by taiko drummers.
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Hundreds of people visited Garry Point Park for the Richmond Cherry Blossom Festival in 2023..

The Richmond Cherry Blossom Festival is returning to Garry Point Park in April.

Since 2017, the annual festival has highlighted the 255 akebono cherry trees donated to the city by the B.C. Wakayama Kenjin Kai, an association that supports the legacy of Japanese families in Steveston who came from the Wakayama Prefecture.

There will be cultural performances, exhibits, displays and food vendors at the festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 7.

Artisan demonstrations include calligraphy, bonsai and a traditional Japanese tea ceremony at the hanami tent.

Taiko drummers, folk singers and dancers as well as an ikebana (flower arrangement) demonstration will be in the sakura tent.

For more information and the schedule, click here.

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