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Monday
Apr022012

SF's Japantown gets prepped for the Sakura Festival 

Peace Plaza in SF's Japantown will be the center for many Cherry Blossom events/istock photo

 

This month the Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival, (or Sakura Matsuri) returns to San Francisco for a 45th anniversary celebration. A multi-weekend event that kicks off April 14th with numerous runway shows, and cultural performances  and culminating on April 22nd with the Grand Parade, the Cherry Blossom festival is one of the largest Asian Cultural celebrations in North America.

 

According to the official press release, this year's event will include several special acknowldgements and honors including the 100th year anniversary of the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C.,  a tribute to the 100th Infantry Battalion, the 442nd Regimental Combat Team and the Military Intelligence Service comprised of all Japanese American soldiers whom are  receiving the Congressional Gold Medal of Honor, and an observance of the one year anniversary of the Tohoku Region Earthquake and Tsunami which devastated Japan in March of 2011.

Takoyaki stall during the Spring festival at Sensoji Temple, Tokyo Japan/Image:C.Hope for Style Wylde

 

 

In addition to the honors and acknowledgements the festival will include tons of food stalls selling traditional Japanese street treats such as Takoyaki (pictured right), on-site fashion shows and runway presentations, and a local artisan village specially curated for the festival by Bazaar Bizarre and New People World.

The Bazaar Bizarre  Artist village will feature:

Our House Vintage and Design

Atelier: 

Daily San Franciscan 

Animezingworld:  

nerd JERK 

Korrupt Label

SOOMKA 

Zazu Faure 

Cuddlefish Press 

Dandy Craft 

Binary Winter Press / Cody Vrosh

Buluchu

 

 

 

 

For more information on the 45th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival, visit the event's official web home, and check back with  Style Wylde for daily fashion and street style updates from the festival.