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2019 Annual West Covina Cherry Blossom Festival (Traditional Dance & Martial Arts Performances, Taiko Drumming, Craft Vendors)Newly Listed

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Date: Saturday, 16 March, 2019       Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Plaza West Covina
112 Plaza Dr.
West Covina, CA 91790

The East San Gabriel Valley Japanese Community Center and Plaza West Covina are proud to present the Annual 2019 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 Annual West Covina Cherry Blossom Festival kicks-off Spring and celebrates the Cherry Blossom season. This year’s festival will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2019, at the Plaza West Covina located at 112 Plaza Dr., between Sunset Ave. and S. Vincent Ave. 

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. These cultural performances will begin at 10:30 am with the last performance will be at 3:30 pm. For a complete schedule, please visit our website, esgvjcc.org.

Date
March 16, 2019 - Saturday

Time
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Costs
The event is free and open to the public. 

Entertainment Schedule
10:30am- 11:00am Kishin Daiko
11:00am - 11:30am Presentations
11:30am - 12:00pm Shorinji Kempo
12:00pm - 12:30pm Emily Kinaga Wong, Kotoist
12:30pm - 1:00pm Bando Ryu: Kyo no Kai
01:00pm - 1:30pm Eibukan Goju Ryu Karate Do
01:30pm - 2:00pm Hoshun Minyo Dance
02:00pm - 2:30pm Covina Kendo Dojo
02:30pm - 3:00pm ESGVJCC Shinkendo
03:00pm - 3:30pm West Covina Judo Dojo
03:30pm - 4:00pm Halau Hula a Kawika laua'o Leinani

History
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.

Information
For more information, contact Melissa at mkozono@esgvjcc.org.

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Contact

Melissa Kozono

Phone: (626) 960-2566
Website: Click to Visit

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