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Richmond Cherry Blossom Festival: Celebrating the season in Canada and Japan

In 2023, the City of Richmond will celebrate the 50th anniversary of its sister city relationship with Wakayama, Japan. Ahead of the milestone occasion, here’s some information about how the cherry blossom season is celebrated in Wakayama. Learn more about sister...

Richmond Cherry Blossom Festival: Everything you need to know to enjoy this year’s virtual event

The virtual Richmond Cherry Blossom Festival brings the best of Japanese culture right into your home. This year’s program features seven original videos with local artisans teaching viewers how to recreate arts and crafts with the whole family. Learn how to fold...

Richmond Cherry Blossom Festival: Meet the artists performing at this year’s festival

The 2022 Richmond Cherry Blossom Festival is the result of community members across the city coming together to celebrate spring and Japanese culture. Dozens of volunteers have donated their time and skills to demonstrating traditional Japanese arts and culture, from...

Wakayama: Richmond’s Sister City in Japan

Richmond has three sister cities across the globe: Pierrefonds, Quebec; Xiamen, China; and Wakayama, Japan. The relationship with the City of Wakayama was established in 1973, but the history between the Japanese village and Richmond dates back to the 19th century....