2021 Richmond Cherry Blossom Festival Highlights
In 2021, the Richmond Cherry Blossom Festival went virtual for the first time. The online edition featured video content that introduced viewers to various aspects of Japanese culture and traditions. View last year’s festival content below.
Hear from festival organizers and enjoy cultural performances in the virtual Sakura Tent.
Explore calligraphy, origami, bonsai and more in the virtual Hanami Tent.
Master calligrapher Fusako Fujiki demonstrates how to write the Japanese word 希望 (kibou), or “hope” — this year’s festival theme — in Japanese calligraphy. Her daughter Rei provides information about the history, tools, and techniques of calligraphy. Shizue Fukuda and Mieko Ushijima showcase their sakura flowers and traditional origami figures.