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Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival, San Francisco

The Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival is celebrating its 49th year April 9 & 10, April 16 & 17, 2016, in Japan Town, San Francisco.

Japan Town San Francisco

Said to be the second largest cherry blossom festival in the country, second to that in Washington DC, it takes place in one of 3 remaining Japan Towns in the United States, and hosts a wide variety of activities. Over 200,000 people join in the festivities which showcase the colorful and graceful Japanese culture and the diversity of the Japanese-American people.

Numerous activities and events are planned over the course of two weekends. Taiko drumming, a tea ceremony, Japanese pop culture, ikebana (Japanese flower arranging), bonsai and, of course food and drink - it's all here. The popular parade from City Hall to Japan Town takes place on Sunday 4/17/16. Check out the schedule of events so you don't miss your favorites!

New this year is an interactive art experience sponsored by the Asian Art Museum with artist Motoi Takahashi. Named "Wish for World Peace" one can color one of the 1,000 cranes Mr. Takasashi has created, and then post them on a large canvas. This takes place the first weekend, April 9 & 10, and is bound to be one of the most popular events.

When you live in San Francisco, it's easy to take part in events like the Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival. If you haven't yet moved here, plan ahead and come join us. And if you're thinking this is the year you'd like to make the move to San Francisco, give me a call; let's talk.


--- Come for a visit; Stay for a lifetime!

Lottie Kendall, Realtor®


CA DRE#10215160; 650-465-4547






Comment balloon 14 commentsLottie Kendall • April 05 2016 09:17PM


 Good morning Lottie Kendall . I did not realize that San Francisco had the second largest cherry blossom festival. Thank you for sharing that tidbit of information with us.

Posted by TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc., Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029 (Complete Home Inspections, Inc.) almost 5 years ago

Some pretty cool events planned but I would truly enjoy the Cherry Blossom Festival.

Posted by Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today! (Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092) almost 5 years ago

You always provide great information about San Francisco. Thank you for sharing.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) almost 5 years ago

Lottie, what a wonderful event, and sure wish I lived closer and could attend.   Love the smell of those cherry blossoms!  

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) almost 5 years ago

TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - hello Michael - we're always learning tidbits of info - keeps life interesting, right?

I've taken in this festival in the past, Roger D. Mucci - hope to go again this year. It's time!

Lots goes on in San Francisco Gita Bantwal  - I enjoy sharing events

I agree, Joan Cox - cherry blossoms are gorgeous and sweet!

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) almost 5 years ago

I love the architecture and cherry blossoms. This would be a lovely festival to attend, I'm sure. Happy Wednesday, Lottie. D

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) almost 5 years ago


How lovely, and we wish you a delightful Wednesday, A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) almost 5 years ago

And a happy Wednesday to you, Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD and Ron and Alexandra Seigel - we're in for a scorcher. Mid 80s in downtown San Francisco is hot!

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) almost 5 years ago

What a nice photo Lottie. I would love to attend the Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival

Posted by Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917 (Coldwell Banker) almost 5 years ago

I hope to wander down to the Cherry Blossom festival this weekend, Noah Seidenberg .  I'd love to take part in the "Wish for World Peace" art (we could use a bit of that, don't you think?) and listen to taiko drumming, alway exhilarating!

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) almost 5 years ago

Lottie, I am sure this will attract a lot of people. There is always something going on in San Francisco. World Peace?  Count me in on that wish!

Posted by Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist, Probate Real Estate (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) almost 5 years ago


The Northern California Cherry Blossom in San Francisco is a great festival to attend.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) almost 5 years ago

Yeah, we could certainly use a bit more world peace, right Kathleen Daniels ? I hope you stayed cool in San Jose today; it's 83 degrees at 6:15 here in the City.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) almost 5 years ago

And I hope to do just that  Lou Ludwig . Relatives will be in town, so they can enjoy the Cherry Blossom Festival too.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) almost 5 years ago