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Free Cherry Blossom Festival in Denver – June 25-26




Bring the family out and celebrate the 40th Annual Sakura Matsuri Japanese-American free Cherry Blossom Festival, which takes place in Denver on the weekend of June 25-26. Featuring continuous live entertainment, arts and crafts, taiko drums, bonsai, ikebana, and other exhibits, a feast of Japanese foods and much much more.

Sakura Square
19th and Lawrence Streets in Denver
Saturday: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. (Bon Odori community folk dance starts at 7p.m.)
Sunday: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Entertainment

Saturday – June 25, 2011
11:00 Taiko with Toni & Lance, Japanese drumming
11:30 TS/DBT Dancers, Japanese dancing
12:00 DBT Judo Dojo, Martial arts
12:30 Colorado Aikido Assoc., Martial arts
1:00 Ayame Minyo Kai, Japanese folk dancing
1:30 Denver Kokusei Ryu Shigin Kai, Shigin (art of singing or chanting poetry)
2:00 Rocky Mountain Sankyoku, Koto (traditional Japanese instrument) music
2:30 Yosakoi!, Japanese group dancing
2:50 Singing with Sera Schools Music Programs, Soprano Meg Ozaki sings opera arias, Japanese folk songs, and musical theater
3:15 Circular Motion, Yoyo and spintop performance by Darren Kim
3:30 Asian Fusion, Taiko, jazz and blues music
4:00 Denver Singing Club, Japanese Enka (traditional) songs
4:30 Junior and Denver Taiko, Japanese drumming
7:00 Bon Odori, Watch or join Jodo Shinshu Buddhists dancing to Japanese folk music. Although everyone is in a festive mood, this annual event is part of the Obon memorial observance for one’s ancestors.

Sunday – June 26, 2011
11:00 Mirai Daiko, Japanese drumming
11:30 TS/DBT Dancers, Japanese dancing
12:00 DBT Aikido, Martial arts
12:30 DBT Judo Dojo, Martial arts
1:00 Karaoke Kayo Club, Japanese Enka (traditional) songs
1:30 Foothills Budokai, Martial arts
2:00 TS/DBT Minyo Kai, Japanese folk dancing
2:30 Japanese School of Denver, Children’s choir
3:00 Halau Hula o na Mauna Pohaku, Traditional Hawaiian Hula dancing
3:30 Koto Colorado, Koto (traditional Japanese instrument) music

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