Beginning on Monday, April 3, The Shops at Liberty Place is hosting Japanese Culture Week, as part of the 20th Annual Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival. Make your way to The Rotunda at the heart of the mall each weekday from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. and learn about the elements and traditions that are at the heart of Japanese culture.


It’s not only the cherry blossoms that are worth celebrating. On each day of the upcoming week, the Rotunda will be buzzing with a traditional Japanese activity. And like the beautifully blooming pinks and creams of the cherry blossoms, the activities are sure to bring a lively and refreshing spring feeling to boost your day and get you through the dreary tail end of winter weather.


The Festival will kick off Monday with lessons in origami, followed by a dance demonstration of the Japanese classical dance called Nihon Buyo on Tuesday. The second half of the week is perfect for kids to attend as well with Kamishibai storytelling, featuring folk tales of Japanese monsters. The week will end with Shogi & Go, an hour of traditional games for you to bring your strategic A-game to. While you’re at the Shops, if you grab lunch at Hai Street Kitchen in the food court, you’ll even get a free Iced Sweet Green Tea to sip on during the demonstrations.


Whether you’re itching to take home some pretty paper cranes, try on an elaborately beautiful kimono, munch down on a sushi burrito, or just learn something about traditional Japanese culture, you definitely don’t want to forget to stop by The Shops at Liberty Place at least once this week.


If you go:

Japanese Culture Week
At The Shops at Liberty Place
1625 Chestnut St.
Monday, April 3 – Friday, April 7
Every day from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.​