Cherry Blossom Cultural Festival in Torrance


Taiko performance at last year's Cherry Blossom Cultural Festival. (Rafu Shimpo photo)

Taiko performance at last year’s Cherry Blossom Cultural Festival. (Rafu Shimpo photo)

TORRANCE — The annual Cherry Blossom Cultural Festival will be held on Sunday, April 3, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Columbia Park, 4045 190th St. (at Prairie) in Torrance.

This is a free festival where you are invited to bring a blanket and sit amongst the blossoming cherry trees. Food will be available for purchase. The entertainment schedule is as follows:

11 a.m. — Matsutoyo Kai (traditional Japanese folk music)

11:30 a.m. — Koto-Zanmai (koto ensemble)

12 p.m. — Welcoming remarks

12:15 p.m. — Myo’on Taiko (drumming)

1 p.m. — Wahine Illikea Dancers (Polynesian dance)

1:30 p.m. — Aloke Dasgupta and Raga Ranjani sitar students

2:05 p.m. — Torrance Naginata Dojo demonstration

2:25 p.m. — Mai no Kai (traditional Japanese dance)

2:45 p.m. — Sunny and Judy Seki (storytellers)

3 p.m. — Sampaguita Youth Dance Troupe (Pilipino dance)

3:30 p.m. — Mystic Wave (SGI jazz band)

Sponsors include: City of Torrance, Soka Gakkai International, Torrance Sister City Association, Torrance Craftsmen’s Guild, and North Torrance Homeowner’s Association.



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