On April 20th, Rissho Kosei-kai of San Francisco participated in the annual Cherry Blossom Festival Grand Parade. More than 50 members participated from San Francisco, Los Angeles and Seattle. The theme of the parade was "Let's Bring Joy to Others by Enjoying Ourselves!" and the participants truly did radiate joy throughout.
A lecture by RKINA, a BBQ, and a rehearsal were also held the day before. Thousands of people came out to see Rissho Kosei-kai perform matoi and narimono in San Francisco's Japan Town.