Sakura Festival

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Join Clark College, City of Vancouver, and Vancouver Rotary on the Clark College main campus for the annual Sakura Festival on Thursday, April 21 

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Thank you to all who attended our event last year! 

Watch the Clark College Child and Family Studies students show off their Sakura inspired artwork as well as the artwork sent to Vancouver, Washington from its sister city Joyo, Japan below. Music performed by the Clark College Treble Ensemble.

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Over 25 years ago, the City of Vancouver received a gift of friendship: 100 Shirofugen cherry trees. They were planted at Clark College, creating an enduring reminder of the bonds between our region and Japan. Over the years, those trees have grown and blossomed—as has that friendship, creating traditions like the establishment in 1995 of a sister-city relationship between Vancouver and Joyo, Japan, and our annual Sakura Festival, begun in 2006. 

Learn and see more about the rich history of the Sakura Festival.