The theme this year is jonetsu/passion. Events unite the University community and the broader Tuscaloosa area, with some events on campus and some off campus. Highlights of the festival include
- Hanga: Two Hundred Years of Japanese Woodblock Prints, an exhibit at the Ferguson Center Art Gallery on March 3 – 30
- Haiku contest (deadline March 8). To enter, check the Haiku contest webpage.
- Matsuri in the Mall, March 26, beginning at 11 am at University Mall, which includes performances of music, dance, and swordsmanship.
For more information, consult the Sakura brochure.