National Cherry Blossom Festival 2014 Begins with Family Days at Building Museum (photos)
The first big event on the schedule of each National Cherry Blossom Festival was Family Days, presented with the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., March 22 and 23. For kids of all ages, this event in recent years has expanded from one to two days of hands-on activities, interactive art demonstrations, and exciting indoor performances that celebrate spring and explore Japanese arts and design. Featured performers included the Shizumi Kodomo Dance Troupe, Gojin Yosakoi Dance, Philadelphia Dance Academy and Ballet Petite & Youth Performing Arts School’s Ballet Performance Company. The hall of the museum was decorated with the creation of balloon artist Addu Somekh from Los Angeles, Calif.
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