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