This weekend (April 9 & 10) is the start of the 55th Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival!
In anticipation of the start of the festivities, the Festival committee would like to introduce Gogo, this year’s Festival frog! Gogo, or Five-Five in Japanese, is named after the 55th year that we are coming together to celebrate the arrival of the spring.
Gogo was inspired by this year’s Festival theme – 栄える (Sakaeru) which means to flourish and thrive. We also noticed that it brings together the words Sakura (cherry Blossom) and Kaeru, which means to come back/return and frog in Japanese! This was how our Sakura Frog Gogo came to be.
Special thanks to Brandt Fuse from Sumofish for designing Gogo and this year’s Festival poster!
Japantown looks forward to welcoming all of you back to our Festival in person and “Springing Forward” together!