Memorial park hosts cherry blossom festival1 min read

Rachel Schemel

The 27th annual Cherry Blossom Festival is a celebration held to honor Toyokawa, Japan, Cupertino’s sister city. The festival was held at the Memorial park across from De Anza College and included vendors, games, food, and cultural exhibits. Clockwise from right: Miwa-Kai Dance Group performs a traditional dance for the Sunday outdoor entertainment. Japanese wind banners of fish are posted of at the corners of the Cherry Blossom Festival. The Palo Alto Kendo group shows off their fencing techniques along with their traditional uniforms. Stands are set up for the younger attendants to play games and win prizes. Festival guests take a ride on a train set up to circle the park. Young girls of the Miwa-Kai dance group wave their pom-poms high in the traditional dance. The Western Aikido Yosho Kai group of martial arts kneels before they begin their demonstration. A group member then demonstrates how to fall and still be in harmony with her movement to properly keep her balance.