The annual Cherry Blossom Festival is held each spring and brings the College and community together.
El Camino College invites the community to the 23rd Annual Dr. Nadine Ishitani Hata Memorial Cherry Blossom Festival.
El Camino students will share their original haiku poetry at the event, and professional taiko drum group Asano Taiko U.S. will perform. Traditional Japanese refreshments will be served at the festival that commemorates friendship and the arrival of spring.
The festival is named after El Camino’s former vice president of academic affairs, who passed away in 2005. An internationally known scholar who was extremely involved in academia and community work, Dr. Hata was instrumental in bringing the cherry trees to campus 22 years ago.
American Honda Motor Co., Inc. donated the trees as a traditional gesture of friendship, similar to the cherry trees given to the United States by Japan in 1912. American Honda also generously contributed to an endowed scholarship in Dr. Hata’s name in 2006.
If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation, or have questions about the physical access provided, email firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible, but no later than seven days prior to the event.