This week’s volunteer profile: Eileen, a three-time volunteer for the Cherry Blossom Festival! If you’ve volunteered with us for a few years and are interested in having a profile like this one done, let us know in an email and feel free to attach a picture of yourself if you like!
How long have you been volunteering with the Cherry Blossom Festival and/or Japan Philly?
I volunteered in 2007, 2008, and I think 2010.
How did you get interested in Japanese culture?
l have always been interested in the Japanese culture as long as I can remember. I love the history, the food, the people and I’m always interested in learning more about the culture and language.
Do you have a favorite memory of the Cherry Blossom Festival?
I really enjoy watching the taiko drummers, and the dancers- that is my favorite part of the festival. My son winning the trip to Japan last year was the most memorable, but we didn’t find out until a few days later.
If you could add your dream event or guest performer to the Cherry Blossom Festival, what or who would it be?
That is such an easy one for me without a doubt. T. M. Revolution would be the guest performer I would love to see at the Cherry Blossom Festival.
Thanks again, Eileen!