Cherry Blossom Festival 2017

Cherry Blossom Festival

El Camino College celebrated spring and friendship with the 17th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival. The "Dr. Nadine Ishitani Hata Memorial Cherry Blossom Festival" is named after the college's former Vice President of Academic Affairs, who passed away in 2005. Dr. Hata was an internationally known scholar who was extremely involved in academia and community work. She was a leader in bringing the cherry trees to the campus 17 years ago, one of the many programs she supported during her 34-year career at El Camino College. Under Dr. Hata's leadership, the Cherry Blossom Festival has become a college tradition – a celebration of spring and friendship. This year's event featured original haiku poetry from ECC students and a taiko drum performance from the Taiko Center of Los Angeles.