On Saturday and Sunday, April 29 and 30, the 39th Cupertino Cherry Blossom Festival was held by Cupertino-Toyokawa Sister Cities.
Consul Masahiro Masunaga, Director of the Japan Information and Cultural Center gave remarks in the opening ceremony on Saturday, April 29, highlighting the importance of grassroots exchanges like sister city programs and the festival towards the Japan-Northern California relationship. Other speakers included Cupertino Mayor Hung Wei and Superintendent Stacy Yao of the Cupertino Union School District.
The festival featured two days of Japanese cultural performances, exhibits, and activities for attendees. Cupertino has been sister cities with the city of Toyokawa in Aichi Prefecture since 1978, celebrating their 45th anniversary in 2023.