Thursday, April 25, 2013

Seattle Cherry Blossom and Japanese Cultural Festival at Seattle Center - Friday, April 26th-Sunday, April 28th 2013 - Various times

Take the family and enjoy and learn about all things Japanese!

Seattle Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival 
Festal - Cherry Blossom - Child Dancing

" Explore and experience the cultural roots and contemporary influences of Japan through live performances, visual arts, hands-on activities, foods and games. This feast for the senses features Taiko drumming and artisan demonstrations. This year, the Festival will attempt to create a Guinness World Record with the Japanese Abacus Challenge of the Super Computer.

The 38th annual Seattle Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival focuses on the theme of Numbers. Did you know that the name "Google" was adopted from the word "Googol," which signifies the number digit - One, followed by 100 zeros? Do you know how many zeros a "Nivenonagintillion" contains? The Festival delves into these and other numeric fascinations. It also will attempt to create a new Guinness World Record involving a challenge between a Japanese Abacus device called Soroban and the Super Computer. "

For more info. go here.

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