2015 / Monterey Park to present 18th annual cherry blossom festival, April 18-19

Monterey Park Cherry Blossom Festival

Performance Schedule

Saturday, April 18, 2015


Field Stage

11:00 am: Yoki Daiko

11:30 am: Mark Keppel High School Aztec Singers

Noon: Opening Ceremony

12:45 pm: Ryukyukoku Matsuri Daiko

1:00 pm: Garvet Ranch Dojo

1:30 pm: Halau Hula ‘a’ala Anuhea

2:00 pm: June Kuramoto

2:45 pm: TaikoProject

3:30 pm: Fujima Kansei

4:00 pm: David Torres Kempo Karate

4:30 pm: Local Mojo


Indoor demonstration Stage (located inside the Gym)

11:00 am: Origami Demonstration by Michael Sanders

12:00 pm: Koto Group

1:00 pm: Kotobuki No Kai

2:00 pm: Sushi Demonstration by Andy Matsuda of the Sushi Chef Institute

3:00 pm: Anime Cosplay Contest by Inofotakus & PMX

4:00 pm: Japanese Dance

5:00 pm: Illusion by Allen Oshiro

Sogetsu Ikebana will be offering Mini-Flower Arranging Class from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm. $5 material fee.

Performers and set times are subjects to change without notice.


Performance Schedule

Sunday, April 19, 2015


Field stage

11:00 am: Mark Keppel High School Pep Band

11:30 am: Yuujou Daiko

12:00 pm: Kuntau Martial Arts

12:30 pm: Koshin Taiko

1:00 pm: U.S.-Chinese Wu Shu Martial Arts

1:20 pm: Azuma Kotobuki Kai

2:00 pm: Kyodo Taiko

3:15 pm: Ohana Polynesian Dancers

4:00 pm: Taiko Center of Los Angeles

4:30 pm: Kokoro


Indoor Demonstration Stage (located inside the Gym)

11:00 am: Magic Wayne

12:00 pm: Kayama Puppet troupe

1:00 pm: Sunny and Judy Seki – Children’s Folktales

2:00 pm: Manju Demonstration by Brian Kito of Fugetsu-do

3:00 pm: PMX Doll Delight Fashion Show

4:00 pm: Nagauta – Traditional Japanese Music/Kabuki

4:30 pm: Urasenke Tea Ceremony

5:00 pm: Anime Songs by Momotama

Sogetsu Ikebana will be offering Mini-Flower Arranging Class from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm. $5 material fee.

Performers and set times are subjects to change without notice.

Saturday and Sunday, April 18-19, 2015
Planned and coordinated by community volunteers, the Cherry Blossom Festival strives to provide a cultural arts event that offers a forum for learning, entertainment, fun, and support of community.

Monterey Park Cherry Blossom Festival 2014The 2015 Cherry Blossom Festival Committee and the City of Monterey Park are pleased to present the 18th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival on April 18-19, 2015. Entry to the festival is free to the public.

Event Festivities
Take the time to see, hear, and taste a bit of the Japanese and Japanese American culture through a first-hand experience of watching traditional Japanese dancing, hearing the resounding beats of the taiko drums, observing the mastery and various skills of martial arts, participating in the ancient art of the tea ceremony, or buying hand-made crafts or food with an Asian flair. Other highlights of the festival include games and crafts for children, and numerous cultural displays.

If you are interested in participating as a craft vendor you can obtain an application by clicking here, or commercial vendors can clicking here. If you have a question about anything regarding crafts or exhibits, please e-mail the coordinator .

The festival will feature an international array of food, including many authentic Japanese items. A complete list of foods will be available here in April. Local non-profit groups who wish to sponsor a food booth should contact the Coordinator Karen Ogawa.

Tickets are only $2 each. The top prize is $1,000. Please see Sponsors link for additional prizes and donors.


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