Do This: Sakura Matsuri Japanese Street Festival (4/4/20) (Postponed)

Himeji Castle and cherry blossoms (Photo Credit: Jeremy Bailey)

NPS’s current forecast for peak bloom this year is March 27-30. Not too far away!

(Editor’s Note: Due the coronavirus pandenic, the festival has been postponed. When a new date is announced, we’ll update this post.)

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Do This: Sakura Matsuri Japanese Street Festival (4/14/18)

Sakura Matsuri Japanese Street Festival
(Image from http://www.sakuramatsuri.org/)

Celebrate Japanese culture with the finale of the National Cherry Blossom Festival!

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Eat This: Curry Katsudon @ Donburi

Curry katsudon
Curry Katsudon @ Donburi

I’m a sucker for good katsudon, but I’ve not really made a point of trying it outside of Japan or the Seattle area where I grew up.

A friend once described katsudon as simply ‘meat on rice’. The origin of the name is from ‘tonkatsu’ (pork cutlet) and ‘donburi’ (rice bowl).

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