Sakura Matsuri (Cherry Blossom Festival) Brand Park in Glendale April 15, 2018
The city of Glendale hosted Sakura Matsuri (Cherry Blossom Festival) at Brand Park in Glendale on Sunday, April 15, 2018. We participated in the festival for the first time and held ‘make your own tea’ workshop. In the Japanese garden area, where the Shoseian tea house is situated, various Japanese booths were set up to exhibit the Japanese culture, including chado, shodo (calligraphy), kado (Japanese flower arrangement), bonsai, etc. Our workshop was very popular and as many as 200 guests from small children to elderly people enjoyed making their own tea. It was memorable event for all participants who experienced “The Way of Tea”.