2020 The Big Picnic

Inspired by the long-time Japanese cultural tradition of hanami* which literally translates to “cherry blossom (hana) viewing (mi)”.

Short Film: In Full Bloom

Take flight in an immersive calming cinematic experience to view our cherry blossoms as never seen before! Coming soon to your screen at the end of April 2021 in partnership with Peacemaker Filmworks fleet of drones.

2021 Sakura Days Performances

The 2021 Sakura Days Japan Fair took place online with the support of all our vendors and fans! Relive the performances here on this page.  NEW for 2021 – A chance to purchase sakura-themed products crafted by our favourite Japan Fair artisans, and exclusive Japan Fair merchandise in limited-edition “lucky-bag” fukubukuro packages - All sold […]

Steps for Sakura

Lot 19 855 W Hasting St, Vancouver

Presented by       The annual arrival of the cherry blossoms holds spiritual meaning to a variety of cultures around the world. A common theme is that the beauty of the short-lived bloom is a reminder to take small moments to appreciate what is important to our lives. To focus on the present. Led […]

2022 The Big Picnic

David Lam Park 1300 Pacific Blvd, Vancouver, British Columbia

Presented by  We are happy to announce that the 2022 Festival kicks off with the return of THE BIG PICNIC in a new majestic cherry blossom park location - David Lam Park! The event runs from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm on Saturday, April 2, 2022. When 100 Akebono cherry trees come into bloom in this spectacular […]

Tree Talks and Walks

We are planning to have real live on-your-feet guided walks this year and we have required pre-registration to keep the groups to a manageable size. We have been pleased with the response, but we regret to say that walks all have waiting lists and no further reservations are being taken. See the section on Do-it-yourself […]


BLOOM! An engaging educational new video resource for elementary teachers is now available.

April 9 & 10: Sakura Days Japan Fair

VanDusen Botanical Garden 5251 Oak Street, Vancouver

Sakura Days Japan Fair 2022 is at VanDusen Botanical Garden on April 9 & 10, 2022 from 10am-5pm on both days.

2022 Haiku Online Workshop


  (Registration at Full Capacity) Tuesday, April 19 at 6:00 PM - 8:00PM PST—"How to Haiku" Workshop  Date Added! Click here to register: Wednesday, April 20 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM PST—"How to Haiku" Workshop  If you ever wanted to give haiku a try and just didn’t know where to get started, this is […]