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2023 ESGVJCC Annual Cherry Blossom Festival (Japanese Culture, Taiko, Martial Arts, Food, Traditional Music & Dance)NEW

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2023 ESGVJCC Annual Cherry Blossom Festival (Japanese Culture, Taiko, Martial Arts, Food, Traditional Music & Dance)
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Date: Saturday, 22 April, 2023       Time: 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Plaza West Covina (ESGVJCC Annual Cherry Blossom)
112 Plaza Dr.
West Covina, CA 91790

Map of Plaza West Covina (ESGVJCC Annual Cherry Blossom), 112 Plaza Dr.

The 2023 Cherry Blossom Festival event will take place on Saturday, April 22, 2023, from 12pm to 6pm at Plaza West Covina.

This annual festival marks the beginning of spring; the newly emerging blossoms represent hope, beauty, and new life. Join us and learn more about Japanese culture, indulge in exquisite Japanese and Japanese-American flavors, enjoy traditional music and dance performances, shop at an array of different vendors, and watch Japanese taiko drums and martial arts performances.

Bring your friends and family and enjoy the outdoor festival with the ESGVJCC family to celebrate the Cherry Blossom season!

If you are interested in becoming a vendor for the 2023 Cherry Blossom Festival, please fill out the form below.

For more information, please email our Events Coordinator, Dai Davila at [email protected]

Festival Dates
April 22, 2023

Event Time
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Event Contact
For more information, please call (626) 960-2566.

Plaza West Covina, 112 Plaza Dr., West Covina, CA 91790

Event Title
Annual West Covina Cherry Blossom Festival (April 23, 2022)


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The East San Gabriel Valley Japanese Community Center and Plaza West Covina are proud to present the Annual Cherry Blossom Festival! Join us on our mission of promoting and preserving the cultural heritage that is unique to the Japanese and Japanese-American community.

The festival welcomes all residents of the local community and visitors from the greater community to gather for a day of Japanese sights and sounds. There will be traditional Japanese music and dance, countless merchants, entertainment, and much more!

The Cherry Blossom Festival is an opportunity for the city to welcome residents of the local community as well as visitors from the greater community to gather with the common enjoyment, interest and desire of experiencing Japanese flavors, sights and sounds. This is a chance to learn about Japanese culture, enjoy traditional music and dance performances, watch a judo demonstration, shop a wide variety of countless merchants, and be entertained by Japanese Taiko drums. 

March 21, 2020 - Saturday

12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The event is free and open to the public. 

Entertainment Schedule
12:30pm - 1:00pm Halau Hula a Kawika laua'o Leinani
1:00pm - 1:30pm Presentations
1:30pm - 2:00pm Hoshun Minyo Dance
2:00pm - 2:30pm ESGVJCC Shinkendo
2:30pm - 3:00pm Covina Kendo Dojo
3:00pm - 3:30pm Bando Ryu: Kyo no Kai
3:30pm - 4:00pm Emily Kinaga Wong, Kotoist
4:00pm - 4:30pm Eibukan Goju Ryu Karate Do
4:30pm - 5:00pm West Covina Judo Dojo
5:00pm - 5:30pm Kishin Daiko

For the past eighteen years, the East San Gabriel Valley Japanese Community Center and the City of West Covina have partnered on various projects and programs, including the promotion and preservation of the cultural heritage unique to Japanese-American members of our community. The East San Gabriel Valley Japanese Community Center and the City of West Covina also sponsor the City’s Sister City Program with the city of Ohtawara, Japan. Funds raised from the Cherry Blossom Festival will assist the Sister City Student Exchange Program to occur this summer, as well as the various social, artistic, recreational and educational programs offered at the East San Gabriel Valley Japanese Community Center. For additional information, call the East San Gabriel Valley Japanese Community Center at (626) 960-2566 or the City of West Covina at (626) 939-8430.

Cherry Blossom Location
West Covina Civic Center Courtyard, 1444 West Garvey Ave., West Covina, CA 91793

Annual West Covina Cherry Blossom Festival (Traditional Dance & Martial Arts Performances, Taiko Drumming, Craft Vendors)


Saturday, 22 April, 2023

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