At 96 Years Young, the National Cherry Blossom Festival Keeps it Fresh

By Matt Koehler  Spring is in the air and the days requiring multiple layers of clothing to walk or bike a few blocks from A to B are (hopefully) dwindling. Several spring-like days in mid-late February had many venturing outside only to discover that District flora was already popping. And […]

Centuries of Japanese Art on Display During Cherry Blossom Season

By Southwester Staff With cherry blossom season in full swing, the museums of the Smithsonian are showcasing Japanese art from the 13th to the 19th centuries.  In early March, the Freer Gallery launched a new exhibition showcasing the full scope of the museum’s medieval Zen collections, one of the broadest […]

“Hope and Renewal:” National Cherry Blossom Festival is Back In-Person

By Southwester Staff The National Cherry Blossom Festival is bringing back its celebrated in-person events this year, but with added safety precautions. With vaccinations and natural immunity to COVID-19 on the rise after the Omicron variant swept through the District, the Festival is ready to revive the events in a […]

Cherry Blossoms…

As another cherry blossom season transpires, a brief reflection seems timely. We celebrate the phenomenon in spectacular fashion with the National Cherry Blossom Festival. Taking place in our front yard, the Festival has been recognized as one of the top three in the world. Each year it attracts over 1.5 […]