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Sakura Matsuri is JSSL's largest annual event. Occuring every spring, Sakura Matsuri is a festival held to welcome and celebrate the beautiful cherry blossoms around campus and across the street at the Oregon State Capital. Sakura (cherry blossoms) are entrenched in Japanese culture. The Japanese hold significance to the sakura as a representation of the ephemeral and transient nature of life.
Every year, Japan Studies Student Leaders, with the help of many American Studies Program and Willamette University volunteers, hosts this festival filled with food, entertainment, and many cultural activities. Sakura Matsuri has free admission and is open to the Willamette, TIUA, general Oregon community.
Below is information from our 2013 Sakura Matsuri. Please check back next year in March/April 2014 for more information on our next Sakura Matsuri. See you then!
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