IMG_0725Aya and older sister Emi Sakai of Fountain Valley concentrate as they decorate their paper lanterns at the one of the art stations at the Cherry Blossom Festival held at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana on April 5.

IMG_0734Visitors enjoyed the family festival, which featured free art stations with face painting as well as lantern and parasol painting.

IMG_0759IMG_0709Mike Penny performs on the shamisen for the attentive audience. Entertainment was also provided by classical Japanese dancer Hanayagi Rokufumi and koto player Saeko Kujiraoka.

MAINTaiko Center of Los Angeles entertains the visitors to the festival with some rousing taiko numbers.

An exhibition by Kofu Bonsai Kai.

A display by Kofu bonsai Kai. The event also included crafts and storytelling in the Kidseum.

Photos by MARIO G. REYES/Rafu Shimpo

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