Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival
By: Natalie Carvalho
Nashville's 11th annual Cherry Blossom Festival is right around the corner! On April 13th, the Public Square will be filled with Japanese food vendors, cosplayers, martial arts demonstrations, and much more. The Cherry Blossom Festival is a celebration of Japanese culture and the beauty of spring. There will be a nature walk featuring beautiful cherry blossom trees donated by many businesses across and outside Tennessee. The walk begins at 9:00 AM, an hour before festivities kick off at 10:00 AM. The festival ends at 5:00 PM.
Festival-goers can look forward to learning more about Japanese culture and the celebration of Spring. There are many different forms of art in Japanese culture, ranging from dance to painting, that visitors can learn about. One of the most appealing aspect of Japanese pop culture for teens is anime. At the festival, many people bring the characters to life in their cosplay, and are encouraged to sign up for the cosplay contest.
If you are interested in attending the festival, more information and directions can be found on the official website: http://www.nashvillecherryblossomfestival.org