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Mall/Park Schdule


10:15 Music by Micth Iimori
12:30 Ugandan Kids Choir
  1:00 Koto Music
  1:30 Arthur Murray Dance Studio
  2:00 Yosakoi Dance by Chemeketa CC Students
  2:30 Koto Music
  3:00 Micth Iimori

5th Cherry Blossom Day Festival

This event is free and open to the public! This event is RAIN OR SHINE!

 Capitol Schedule
9:45 to 10:15 a.m. Monmouth Taiko, Front Steps

10 a.m. Registration for Kimono Contest in Rotunda until 10:45 a.m.
10:30 a.m. Masumi Timson, Koto player, Rotunda
Ikebana Demonstration by Nana Goto, Hearing RoomD

11 a.m. Japanese Cultural Society Ensemble and Dance,
Learn the Olympic 2020 Dance!
Tower Tour to Oregon Pioneer, 4th Floor*

11:30 a.m. Kimono Contest, Rotunda

Noon Ugandan Kids Choir, Rotunda
Tower Tour to Oregon Pioneer, 4th Floor*

12:30 p.m. Yosakoi – Japanese Festival Dancing by Dance Leo, Rotunda
Ikebana Demonstration by Nana Goto, Hearing Room D

12:50 p.m. Announcement of Kimono Contest winners in Rotunda

1 p.m. Sora Shodo, Calligraphy Performance, Rotunda
Tower Tour to Oregon Pioneer, 4th Floor*

*Wristbands are needed for the Tower Tour. Please go to Information Kiosk to sign a waiver and get your wristband for your tour time. Tours are capacity controlled and are weather permitting. There is no charge for the tour.

Events and exhibits all day, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Japanese Tea Ceremony by Urasenke Portland, Hearing Room C
Salem Kawagoe Sister Cities booth, Senate Lobby
Bonsai display/demonstrations, Willamette Valley Bonsai Society, Capitol Galleria
Vintage Japanese toys and games (Edo period) in the House Lobby
Gyotaku (fish printing) North Salem High School
Pinwheels and Kabuto helmets, Japanese Cultural Society and Tokyo International University of America, House Lobby
Origami and Japanese calligraphy, Japanese Studies Student Leaders from Willamette University, Senate Lobby
Infusion Coffee Truck selling snacks and drinks, base of front steps
Take your photo with the Oregon Cherry

At the beginning of March you will start to see decorated Japanese parasols at local downtown businesses and other locations. These are a project by Artists in Action. Check out the parasols when you are out and about. Learn more about Artists in Action at http://artistsinaction.org/.

Vendors in the Mall
10:00am - 5:00 pm
Ohio Kimono
Kristel's Kreations
Sora Shodo
Koto Music Masumi Timson
Atelier Exclusively yours
Battle Ready Artists
GJ Wood works
Miyuki Handmade Jewelry
Japanese Cultural Society