BGSU invites guests to celebrate Japanese culture and customs Sunday

22nd Cherry Blossom Festival to be held in the BTSU


Cherry blossom trees growing at the University come from the trees originally planted in Washington D.C. in 1912

Nia Lambdin, Editor-in-Chief

The Japanese Club and Asian Studies program celebrate the 22nd Cherry Blossom Festival at BGSU Sunday. 

The festival shares Japanese culture and customs with the public on Sunday, April 2, from noon to 4 p.m. in the Lenhart Grand Ballroom in the BTSU, according to BGSU’s press release. 

The event is free and open to everyone, with various activities and performances planned. 

Participants can join in learning origami, flower arranging, Japanese calligraphy and games. They can also take part in a tea ceremony. 

There will be martial arts demonstrations, Taiko drumming and dance performances happening throughout the day. 

Guests will also be able to sample Japanese snacks, sweets and sushi. 

The event’s full schedule can be found on BGSU’s Ohanami website

When the cherry trees bloom on campus, visitors can take part in “ohanami,” or flower watching at that time. 

These trees are visible on the north side of Alumni Mall near the Kreischer Quadrangle.