The Japanese Student Association held #UConn's first Sakura Matsuri, or "Cherry Blossom Festival," this past Saturday. The traditional Japanese event is meant to celebrate the beauty of cherry blossoms in spring and features food, performances, and exhibitions. The event was part of #SpringWeekend and sponsored by the Asian American Cultural Center.
Sakura Matsuri, or Cherry Blossom Festival, is a centuries-old Japanese tradition celebrating spring. The Japanese Student Association brought the festivities, including Japanese food, cultural performances, and exhibitions, to UConn for the first time this year.
The event was part of Spring Weekend, and was sponsored by the Asian American Cultural Center.