On April 8 and 9, the first weekend of the 56th Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival was held in San Francisco’s Japantown. Consul General Noguchi attended the Opening Ceremony and Queen Program, and the Consulate operated its information booth, distributing materials and information on Japanese culture, travel, study abroad opportunities, and the JET Program.
The Festival will continue on Saturday, April 15 and Sunday, April 16, culminating in the Grand Parade on Sunday.
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1) Opening Ceremony
On Saturday, April 8, the opening ceremony of the 56th Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival was held in San Francisco Japantown’s Peace Plaza. Consul General Noguchi joined the ceremony along with San Francisco Mayor London Breed, District 5 Supervisor Dean Preston, leaders of the Northern California Japanese and Japanese American Communities, and Japantown Organization representatives.