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First Ever Redding Cherry Blossom Festival

First Five Shasta hosted a week of events with children in mind.

Posted: Apr 17, 2018 2:19 PM

Redding, Calif.—First Five Shasta hosted a week of events with children in mind.

One of the events was the first of its kind in Redding, The Redding Cherry Blossom Festival brought hundreds of people out to experience the country of Japan.

Action News Now reporter Spencer Joseph covered the event in Redding over the weekend.

It was the first ever Kid’s Sakura Festival and people in Redding came out to enjoy it.

The halls of the First United Methodist Church in Redding were packed with people wanting to learn about the Sakura Festival, a Japanese celebration of the arrival of the cherry blossom.

The event featured everything from traditional martial arts demonstrations to traditional Japanese dancing.

There was face painting, and picture taking as well as the special concert by the Shasta Taiko Drums.

The event was the first of its kind hosted by a new organization called The Japan Society of Shasta County.

The organization was able to host the event due to the great generosity of First 5 Shasta.

The Japan Society of Shasta County hopes to raise money to plant cherry trees in the north state to bring the beauty and culture of Japan.

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