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Sakura Matsuri: Long Island's 12th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival
Start Date: 5/5/2012Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Date: 5/5/2012End Time: 5:00 PM

Event Description:

Join us for a day filled with exciting activities for children and adults, including exhibitions of bonsai and sumi-e (ink paintings); an interactive demonstration of ikebana (flower arrangements); a traditional tea ceremony; a kimono fashion show; raku-yaki (pottery); manga; origami; martial arts; and much more!

This year's festival also marks Kodomo no Hi (Children's Day) and the Centennial Celebration of the Gift of Cherry Blossoms from Japan to the United States.


Featured performers:

Kaoru Watanabe: Taiko ensemble
Masayo Ishigure and Miyabi: Koto and Shamisen
10tecomai Dance Company: modern choreography with rock music
Ichifuji Kai: traditional & classical Japanese Dance.
Junko Fisher: Okinawan folk song and dance

Festival: Saturday, May 5, 2012, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Charles B. Wang Center
Kodomo No Hi (Children's Day) Performance: 1:30 PM, Charles B. Wang Center Theatre
Traditional/Contemporary Performance: 4:00 PM, Charles B. Wang Center Theatre

Location Information:
West Campus - Wang Center
Nicolls Road, Main Entrance
Stony Brook, NY 11794
Phone: (631) 632-6000
Sakura Matsuri
Admission Information:
Tickets for each performance are $10 (general)/ $8 (students and seniors) / $6 (children 5-12)
Tickets for both performances: $15 (general) / $12 (students and seniors) / $9 (children 5-12)
Festival admission is free.

For more information, or to reserve/purchase tickets, please contact Ryu Shu Kan at (631) 698-2467 or online through matsuri.ryushukan.com.
Other Details:
Long Island's 12th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival is sponsored by the Japan Center at Stony Brook & The Charles B. Wang Center, with additional support from Bi-Lo Industries, Andrew & Carolyn Malenda Real Estate, and NewLiving.com

Produced by the Ryu Shu Kan in partnership with the Japan Center at Stony Brook.

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