April 4, 2009 · 10:00 AM
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Please join me to attend one of Washington's most exciting traditions - the National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade®. Ai Kawashima, one of Japan’s top pop singers. Check out her video, “
My Love” 10:00 AM - 12:00AM Marches along historic Constitution Avenue between 7th and 17th Streets, NW. Celebrity appearances and performances Marching Bands from high schools all across the country. Dance and drumming performance teams from Japan and the United States highlight the art of taiko drumming. Cherry blossom queens from the US and Japan add royalty to the procession. The National Cherry Blossom Festival® All-StarTap Dance Team and Youth Choir entertain with sensational musical numbers for eager audiences. Giant balloons, floats, horses, antiquecars, clowns and mascots all add to the merriment on parade morning.
http://www.nationalch... 12:00 noon The popular Taste of Japan features 15 Japanese and Asian restaurants, plus two Kirin Beer Gardens and a Hakutsuru sake tasting area 1:00 pm—6:00 pm 49th Annual Sakura Matsuri Japanese Street Festival America’s Largest Annual Exhibition of Japanese Culture
http://www.sakuramats... Right after the Parade Rain or Shine ! 12th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Take the Metro - Exit at Federal Triangle or Metro Center It’s Fun - It’s Family-Friendly - And It’s Free !