Thursday, March 26, 2015
Japan Festival in Boston & Brookline Sakura Matsuri Dates
I was wondering if the Japan Festival Boston (formerly called Haru Matsuri and Japan Festival in Boston) would be happening this year after last year's festival within a festival at the Cambridge River Festival which I didn't think worked very well. I just found out that this year's 4th annual Japan Festival will be held on Sunday, April 26, 2015 from 10am - 5pm on the Boston Common at the Beacon & Charles Street corner (near Frog Pond). JREX is crowdfunding with GoFundMe for the first time this year.
I also got word that the 4th annual Brookline Cherry Blossom Festival (formerly called the Brookline Sakura Matsuri) held at Brookline High School will be on Saturday, May 9, 2015 from 12 - 4pm. This is a small family-friendly matsuri organized by the Brookline High School & Genki Spark communities. Details to follow. Though you can definitely expect a lot of taiko!
See photos from last year's Japan Festival in Boston.
See photos from last year's Brookline Sakura Matsuri.