Cherry Blossom Festival at Bowers Museum


Taiko Center of Los Angeles will be among the performers.

Taiko Center of Los Angeles will be among the performers.

SANTA ANA — The Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival will be held on Target Free First Sunday, April 5, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Bowers Museum, 2002 N. Main St. in Santa Ana. The schedule of activities is as follows:

Huang Sculpture Garden — 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m.: Face painting, fish prints and cherry blossom water color painting art projects; bonsai display by Kofu Bonsai Kai Club

John M. Lee Court — 12 p.m.: Nihon buyo (classical dance of Japan) performed by Hanaygi Rokufumi; 12:30 p.m.: Koto by Saeko Kujiraoka; 1:45 p.m.: Shamisen by Mike Penny; 2:30 p.m.: Drumming by Taiko Center of Los Angeles; 3 p.m.: Japanese folk dance by Hanayagi Rokufumi

Free admission to permanent exhibitions, including “Sacred Realms: Temple Murals by Shashi Dhoj Tulachan,” “Spirits and Headhunters: Art of the Pacific Islands,” and “Ancient Arts of China.”

Kidseum is free and open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Activities there will include face painting, cherry blossom scrolls and koi fish kites art projects

Join master storyteller Miss Cynthia for these presentations. 10:30 a.m.: “The Rhino who Swallowed a Storm” LeVar Burton; 11:30 a.m.: “The Coyote and the Colorado River” (Native American); 1:30 p.m.: “Tikki Tikki Tembo” (China) by Arlene Mosel; 2:30 p.m.: “How the Tortoise Got Her Shell” (The Greedy Farmer); 3:30 p.m.: “The Empty Pot” (China).

Kidseum is located two blocks south of the Bowers Museum at 1802 N. Main St.

For more information, call (714) 567-3600 or visit



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