Friday, October 26, 2018

"Cherry Blossoms, Traditions, Symbols, and Stories" at Pitt, October 30.

The University of Pittsburgh's Asian Studies Center will host Ann McClellan and her talk "Cherry Blossoms, Traditions, Symbols, and Stories" on October 30.
Author Ann McClellan will explore the images and tales associated with the ethereal Japanese cherry blossoms. People have celebrated the blooming of these trees for more than 1000 years, and today they serve as instruments of diplomacy, as landscape enhancements, and as eternal signs of spring and romance.

Ann McClellan is the author of two definitive books about the Japanese cherry blossoms including the official book of the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC.
The talk runs from 5:00 to 6:30 pm in 540 Cathedral of Learning (map) and is free and open to the public.