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Cherry Blossoms

The Annual Fort Wayne Cherry Blossom Festival - May 19, 2024

​ This year the festival was held in Walb Student Union at Purdue University-Fort Wayne. Thousands of visitors came to experience Japanese music, food, art and talent.

The festival will be on May 18, 2025 in the same location

OHANAMI - Viewing of the Cherry Trees


Japanese American Community Picnic

The annual picnic was helde on August 13, 1 pm to 5 pm, in the Japanese Panvilion at Swinney Park West.  Everyone was asked to bring Japanese food to share.  Click Picnic Fun to read about the event.

Fort Wayne Sister Cities Cookbook


JAAI encourages you to support Fort Wayne Sister Cities International through purchasing one of their new cookbooks.

Please click COOKBOOK for more information.

This low-key event was scheduled for sometime in April, near the Japanese Pavilion in Swinney Park West.  This year was a good year to see the flowers, and we discovered that one tree was a different variety from the other 4 in that it had pink flowers rather than white.


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