Apr 17, 2014, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

In Japan, the fleeting beauty of the cherry blossoms - or sakura - represents the frailty of existence - a brief explosion of color and brightness for the duration of their short life.

As early as the seventh century, the blooming of the cherry trees was marked by a celebration with food and family under the trees.

At Clark College, the annual Sakura Festival welcomes spring, honors a historic gift, and celebrates an international friendship.

1:00 p.m., East side of O'Connell Sports Complex, under the Cherry blossoms

Sakura Festival Ceremony, remarks from President Knight, Mayor Leavitt as well as other dignitaries and a performance by Clark College Women's Choral Ensemble

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Gaiser Student Center

Kimono fashion show
Dance performance by the Japanese Club
The Portland Taiko Drum Group performance
Display and Activity tables
Cookies and green tea will be served

cherry trees blooming on the Clark College campus