Cherry Blossom Festival Celebrates Spring, Cultural Ties

May 16, 2014

In Japan, the cherry blossom has been the symbol for the cycle of life, death and rebirth for centuries, revered and celebrated annually as the herald of spring. 

In Fort Wayne, this celebration is embodied in our own Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival, offering a taste of Japanese culture as well as a seasonal salute.

Dorothy Tanaka and Toyoharu Tamura.
Credit Courtesy / Dorothy Tanaka

WBOI's Julia Meek recently invited Dorothy Kittaka and Toyoharu Tamura (also known as "Mr. T") into the Madge Rothschild studios to talk tradition and dive into the Fort Wayne Cherry Blossom Festival, which starts May 18th.

Cherry Blossom Festival
Sunday, May 18, 2014 
Noon - 5:00pm
Allen County Public Library Downtown
900 Library Plaza

More information is available at Visit Fort Wayne.