2011 Cherry Blossom Festival Scheduled For September 24-25, 2011 In Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo
September 16, 2011 1 Comment
The following was excerpted from a press release by the Cherry Blossom Festival SoCal.
CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL: Manzanar Committee to be honored
Produced by the grass-roots, 100 percent volunteer Cherry Blossom Festival SoCal, a fiscally sponsored project of the Pasadena Arts Council, the annual festival promotes and educates attendees about the culture of Americans of Japanese Ancestry, along with Japanese culture. This year, the festival recognizes the history of Japanese Americans during the World War II era and Japan Rebuilt/10,000 Origami Cranes.
The festival opens at 10:30 AM on Saturday, September 24, and runs until 6:30 PM. Highlights of the day include the presentation of various awards, including the Senator Daniel Inouye Cherry Blossom Leadership Awards, which will be presented to Grateful Crane Ensemble, Japanese American Living Legacy, Los Angeles City Council member Jan Perry, Nikkei For Civil Rights and Redress, and the Manzanar Committee.
The festival continues on Sunday, September 25 from 10:30 AM to 5:00 PM.
Admission is $1.00. For more information, including a complete schedule of events, check Cherry Blossom Festival SoCal’s web site, follow them on Facebook, on Twitter at @cbfsocal, or send e-mail to email@example.com.
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