March 20, 2021
National Cherry Blossom Festival® Opening Ceremony (Virtual)
On March 20, watch the ceremonial start to the Festival as performers from Japan and DC bring to your living room a celebration of the season with artistry and spectacle. Co-presented with The Japan Foundation.
Celebrate the roots of the Festival and the anniversary of the gift of trees from Japan to the United States through spirited traditional and contemporary performances by the Fukushima Youth Sinfonietta , tap dancer Kazunori Kumagai, Shodo Girls and the Taiko Project of Los Angeles. Watch it all at home straight from the historic Lincoln Theatre!