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Cherry Blossom Festival comes to Stony Brook

Mizuho Izubuchi, of East Patchogue, demonstrates a traditional

Mizuho Izubuchi, of East Patchogue, demonstrates a traditional Japanese tea ceremony to an audience during the annual Cherry Blossom Festival at the Charles B. Wang Center at Stony Brook University. (May 4, 2013) Photo Credit: Brittany Wait

Stony Brook University hosted its annual Cherry Blossom Festival Saturday.

Gus Doumanis, 21, of Rocky Point, left, spars
Photo Credit: Brittany Wait

Gus Doumanis, 21, of Rocky Point, left, spars with Joseph Kowalski, 22, of Selden during the annual Cherry Blossom Festival at the Charles B. Wang Center at Stony Brook University. (May 4, 2013)

Joseph Kowalski, 22, of Selden, left, spars with
Photo Credit: Brittany Wait

Joseph Kowalski, 22, of Selden, left, spars with Gus Doumanis, 21, of Rocky Point, during the annual Cherry Blossom Festival at the Charles B. Wang Center at Stony Brook University. (May 4, 2013)

Mizuho Izubuchi, of East Patchogue, demonstrates a traditional
Photo Credit: Brittany Wait

Mizuho Izubuchi, of East Patchogue, demonstrates a traditional Japanese tea ceremony to an audience during the annual Cherry Blossom Festival at the Charles B. Wang Center at Stony Brook University. (May 4, 2013)

Masayo Ishigure's Miyabi, a musical group based in
Photo Credit: Brittany Wait

Masayo Ishigure's Miyabi, a musical group based in New York City, performs during the annual Cherry Blossom Festival at the Charles B. Wang Center at Stony Brook University. (May 4, 2013)

Masayo Ishigure's Miyabi, a musical group based in
Photo Credit: Brittany Wait

Masayo Ishigure's Miyabi, a musical group based in New York City, performs during the annual Cherry Blossom Festival at the Charles B. Wang Center at Stony Brook University. (May 4, 2013)

Senior Kai Dix, 21, of Queens, left, and
Photo Credit: Brittany Wait

Senior Kai Dix, 21, of Queens, left, and junior Anthony Infantino, 20, of Babylon, perform with the Taiko Tides, a drumming club on campus, during the annual Cherry Blossom Festival at Stony Brook University's Charles B. Wang Center. (May 4, 2013)

Gus Doumanis, 21, of Rocky Point, left, spars
Photo Credit: Brittany Wait

Gus Doumanis, 21, of Rocky Point, left, spars with Joseph Kowalski, 22, of Selden during a kendo demonstration at the annual Cherry Blossom Festival at Stony Brook University's Charles B. Wang Center. (May 4, 2013)

Stony Brook University's Taiko Tides drum just before
Photo Credit: Brittany Wait

Stony Brook University's Taiko Tides drum just before the start of The Cherry Blossom Festival. (May 4, 2013)

Caroline Favorite, 25, of Port Jefferson Station, wore
Photo Credit: Brittany Wait

Caroline Favorite, 25, of Port Jefferson Station, wore her kimono to the annual Cherry Blossom Festival at the Charles B. Wang Center at Stony Brook University. (May 4, 2013)

From left, Vivian Wang, 6, of Setauket, Sofia

From left, Vivian Wang, 6, of Setauket, Sofia Moore, 6, of Mount Sinai, and Sergei Srednyak, 4, of Stony Brook, rest after dancing to drumming during the annual Cherry Blossom Festival at Stony Brook University's Charles B. Wang Center. (May 4, 2013)

Elfriede Runkel, of Stony Brook, is shown how
Photo Credit: Brittany Wait

Elfriede Runkel, of Stony Brook, is shown how to arrange Japanese flowers during the annual Cherry Blossom Festival at Stony Brook University's Charles B. Wang Center. (May 4, 2013)

Local artist Fumiko Carle, 79, of West Islip,
Photo Credit: Brittany Wait

Local artist Fumiko Carle, 79, of West Islip, demonstrates the art of Japanese brushstrokes with her daughter Annette Kuruc, 44, of West Islip, watching her during the annual Cherry Blossom Festival at Stony Brook University's Charles B. Wang Center. (May 4, 2013)

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