The Cherry Blossom Festival and Japantown’s Thoughts on Preparedness

The 45th Cherry Blossom Festival is taking place this weekend in San Francisco’s Japantown.  What great way to spend the weekend and enjoy one of San Francisco’s most beautiful neighborhoods.

This year’s festival will celebrate the 100th year anniversary of the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C. and will also pay tribute to the 100th Infantry Battalion, the 442nd Regimental Combat Team and the Military Intelligence Service comprised of all Japanese American soldiers receiving the Congressional Gold Medal of Honor. The highest civilian honor bestowed by the U. S. Congress. The festival will also recognize the one year anniversary of the Tohoku Region Earthquake and Tsunasmi.

The Details:


Festival: Saturday and Sunday, April 21-22, 2012
Grand Parade: Sunday, April 22, 2012, Starting at City Hall at 1 pm, north on Polk, west on Post, concludes in Japantown at approxismately 3 pm.


Festival: Japantown (@ Post & Buchanan Streets), San Francisco
Grand Parade: Begins at San Fsrancisco City Hall and ends at Post & Fillmore
Queen Pageant: Sundance Kabuki 8 Theater, Japantown

While you are there look for the Girlscouts Troop that will be distributing emergency preparedness kits. We are very proud of the troop for meeting with us to learn about emergency preparedness and spreading the message of preparedness and resilience!

We close this DEM Blog post with Person on the Street interviews about preparedness in Japantown; we love this neighborhood!


About sfdemkristin

A strong believer that we are more prepared than we think, Kristin advocates it is not a looming disaster that inspires us to prepare, but rather the peace of mind that comes from having taken a few simple steps in advance of an emergency to take care of our loved ones. Kristin can be found on Twitter @kristinlhogan.

Posted on April 20, 2012, in Preparedness, Resilience, Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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