ASIA Volunteers Showcase Skills at Annual Cherry Blossom Festival

By Caitlin Burns | April 19, 2018

Student organization Asian Students in America (ASIA) showcased their calligraphy and Japanese character writing as volunteers at the annual Cherry Blossom Festival in Fairmount Park on April 15.

Established to help Asian students on campus meet like-minded peers and create a sense of community, ASIA focuses on bringing Asian cultures to Arcadia by hosting events to heighten awareness of the Asian population on campus, as well as bring about a more culturally enriched environment.

The Cherry Blossom Festival in Fairmount Park was held from April 7 to 15, and is an annual tradition in celebration of spring’s arrival and the cherry blossom trees, most of which were first planted in 1926 as a gift from the people of Japan.