Cherry Blossom Festivals In America

Japan-America News

It may come as a shock to some people, but there are Cherry Blossom Festivals all over the world every year. In the USA the most well-known festival is the DC Cherry Blossom Festival which attracts roughly a quarter million people to it each year. Throughout the rest of the USA there are other festivals as well, with some of the larger festivals hosted in places like Nashville, TN, and even Fort Wayne Indiana.

These Japanese festivals are the perfect place to sample Japan without needing a passport. At these festivals, you can see a wide sampling of Japanese culture from kimono, to cosplay. Even better many of these events are free to attend, or low admission cost and are family friendly. To help you find a Cherry Blossom Festival near you, we have assembled a small list of events taking place every year in the USA.

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2019 Cherry Blossom Festival Fort Wayne, Indiana

Japan-America News

The Cherry Blossom Festival hosted at the Allen County Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana offers an action-packed family-friendly festival event suitable for all ages. This is the 13th year of this festival which is the largest Japanese festival in the region with well over 10,000 attendees.

this event offers a wide range of traditional demonstrations of culture and arts from Japan including tea ceremony, bonsai, taiko, and origami. Pop-culture is also well represented at this event with cosplay being commonplace, and there even being an anime art contest. Bring some cash to this event because

Even though this Cherry Blossom Festival is free to attend it is recommended that attendees bring cash with them to enjoy the shopping market and the food vendors.

Website: www.CherryBlossomFW.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fortwaynecherryblossomfestival/
Date: May 19th, 2019
Time: Noon – 5pm
Location: 900 Library Plaza; Fort Wayne, Indiana 46802
Admission: Free

Cherry Blossom FEstival 2019 in Fort Wayne, Indiana

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Awaiting A Robin – Dorothy Malcolm

Birds of the Bible For Kids

American Robin (Turdus migratorius) by Ian American Robin (Turdus migratorius) by Ian

It has been 10 years since I’ve seen a robin in my yard. When they came then, it was an amazing sight which I have cherished. Once there was a Baltimore Oriole, however, that was many years ago. In the meantime, there are a variety that come to my feeder and the neighborhood for which I am happy about and keep food out for them.

Puzzle by a window ©Pxhere

I sit at a table which always has a puzzle on it, and if I don’t make sudden moves, I enjoy watching them. Of course the Sandhill Cranes walk around the neighborhood, The Cooper’s Hawks and Crows don’t come to my yard, but I see them in the trees as I walk.

The regular visitors are Blue Jays, Red-winged Blackbirds, Red-headed Woodpecker, Turtle Doves, Titmice, and Sparrows.

American Robin (Turdus migratorius)by Raymond Barlow American Robin)by Raymond Barlow

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Jenny Has a Good Word for Some Sparrows – Chapter 3

Birds of the Bible For Kids

White-throated Sparrow by Ray

Jenny Has a Good Word for Some Sparrows

The Song, White-throated and Fox Sparrows.

The Burgess Bird Book For Children

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CHAPTER 3. Jenny Has a Good Word for Some Sparrows.

The morning after the fight between Jenny and Mr. Wren and Bully the English Sparrow found Peter Rabbit in the Old Orchard again. He was so curious to know what Jenny Wren would do for a house that nothing but some very great danger could have kept him away from there. Truth to tell, Peter was afraid that not being able to have their old house, Jenny and Mr. Wren would decide to leave the Old Orchard altogether. So it was with a great deal of relief that as he hopped over a low place in the old stone wall he heard Mr. Wren singing with all his might.

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The Old Orchard Bully – Chapter 2

Birds of the Bible For Kids

House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) by Nikhil House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) by Nikhil

The Old Orchard Bully

The English or House Sparrow

The Burgess Bird Book For Children

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CHAPTER 2. The Old Orchard Bully.

Peter Rabbit’s eyes twinkled when Jenny Wren said that she must look her old house over to see if it was fit to live in. “I can save you that trouble,” said he.

“What do you mean?” Jenny’s voice was very sharp.

“Only that our old house is already occupied,” replied Peter. “Bully the English Sparrow has been living in it for the last two months. In fact, he already has a good-sized family there.”

“What?” screamed Jenny and Mr. Wren together. Then without even saying good-by to Peter, they flew in a great rage to see if he had told them the truth. Presently he heard them scolding as fast as their tongues could go…

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Many birds plan ahead for times of scarcity

Our Fine Feathered Friends

bird-Struza Photo by Struza/Pixabay.com • A chickadee plucks a peanut from its shell. Chickadees, like many other songbirds, often store food that they can utilize during lean times.

Ernie Marburg sent me an email last month about an article he had read on chickadees that he thought might be of interest. The article’s main focus involved the fact that chickadees are apparently capable of remembering 1,000 cache sites and retrieving food several months after having placed it in various scattered locations.

“Their memories are better than ours,” Ernie wrote. “Mine, anyway.”

Ernie also had a question for me about observations he and his wife have made at their home in Abingdon, Virginia, about birds and the practice of caching food.

“My wife and I have both observed crows taking bread (five or six pieces at a time) in their beaks and flying off and burying it in lawns among the grass,”…

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