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Sakura Matsuri!

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, and general Oregon community.

Thank you for attending Sakura Matsuri 2014!  Please check around late March/early April 2015 for updates on next year's festival!

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900 State Street, Salem, OR 97301
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Sakura Matsuri 2013
Sponsors:
Associated Students of Willamette University
Center for Asian Studies
Department of Japanese and Chinese Studies
Japan Studies Student Leaders
Kaneko Commons CouncilEastside Council
Tokyo International University of America

Special Thanks to:
Consulate-General of Japan in Portland
Ezaki Glico USA
Japan Cultural Society
JSSL Dance Team
Lotte USA, Inc
Salem Multicultural Institute
Takohachi Taiko
Yamasa Corporation USA
Uwajimaya
Willamette Office of Multicultural Affairs
Willamette Office of Campus Life
Willamette Taiko Club
Yamasa Corporation