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Photo Gallery: Cherry Blossom Festival at North Hills Art Center

Randy Jarosz | For the McKnight Journal - Gabrielle Corcoran, 10, of Ross Township makes an origami crown during the Cherry Blossom Festival on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at the North Hills Art Center in Ross. The festival celebrated Japanese culture.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Randy Jarosz | For the McKnight Journal</em></div>Gabrielle Corcoran, 10, of Ross Township makes an origami crown during the Cherry Blossom Festival on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at the North Hills Art Center in Ross. The festival celebrated Japanese culture.
Randy Jarosz | For the North Journal - Miwa Tamama of Wexford prepares to play the koto, a Japanese musical instrument, during the Cherry Blossom Festival on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at the North Hills Art Center in Ross Township. The festival celebrated Japanese culture.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Randy Jarosz | For the North Journal</em></div>Miwa Tamama of Wexford prepares to play the koto, a Japanese musical instrument, during the Cherry Blossom Festival on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at the North Hills Art Center in Ross Township. The festival celebrated Japanese culture.
Randy Jarosz | For the McKnight Journal - Yoko Sekikawa, left, drinks tea, while Yoko Motoyama, both of Fox Chapel, folds a napkin cloth during a Japanese tea ceremony that was part of the Cherry Blossom Festival last month at the North Hills Art Center in Ross Township. The festival celebrated Japanese culture.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Randy Jarosz | For the McKnight Journal</em></div>Yoko Sekikawa, left, drinks tea, while Yoko Motoyama, both of Fox Chapel, folds a napkin cloth during a Japanese tea ceremony that was part of the Cherry Blossom Festival last month at the North Hills Art Center in Ross Township. The festival celebrated Japanese culture.
Randy Jarosz | For the McKnight Journal - Anne-Sophie Perrin of Pittsburgh's Squirrel Hill neighborhood practices Japanese calligraphy during the Cherry Blossom Festival on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at the North Hills Art Center in Ross Township. The festival celebrated Japanese culture.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Randy Jarosz | For the McKnight Journal</em></div>Anne-Sophie Perrin of Pittsburgh's Squirrel Hill neighborhood practices Japanese calligraphy during the Cherry Blossom Festival on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at the North Hills Art Center in Ross Township. The festival celebrated Japanese culture.

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The North Hills Art Center, in partnership with the Pittsburgh Sakura Project, had a Cherry Blossom Festival on March 29.

In Japan, various festivities mark the blooming of cherry blossoms. The local festival celebrated Japanese culture and included tea ceremonies; music featuring the koto, a Japanese instrument; and calligraphy demonstrations, among other activities.

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