Across four whole days, the San Francisco Cherry Blossom Festival always has something going on one of the two main stages.  Because this year marks the anniversary of 100 years of Japantown in San Francisco, the schedule was packed with so many diverse things to see and do to hopefully tell a long tale of how it all started and what the future may hold.  Events scheduled for this year included: Cherry Blossom Queen Program, San Francisco Taiko Dojo, Classical Japanese Dance, Martial Arts Demonstration, Japanese Folk Dance, Karaoke Song Festival, Gojome Tensho Taiko, Ensemble Chiyoda, Li Koko Concert, USA Musume singing and dance performance, Shorinji Kempo, Nishi Kaigan Iaido Dojo, San Francisco Wushu Team, Japanese Swords, Sakura Band with Popcorn Koto, Mari Iijima Special Concert, Anime Costume Contest, and lots more.  Nearby in the Kintestu mall and Miyako Hotel, more demonstrations and exhibitions of a much quieter nature included: Japanese Textile Embroidery, Japanese Paintings, Bizenyaki Pottery, Japanese Patchwork Demonstrations, Calligraphy, Ikebana Exhibit, Bonsai and Suiseki Exhibits, Origami Demonstration, Washi Ninjyo Paper Dolls, Tea Ceremony, and much more.

San Francisco Cherry Blossom Festival 2006
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