“At the beginning of the spring, when cherries blossom, Japanese people go out in nature, to Hanami (watching the cherry blossoms)! This ancient custom of watching cherry blossoms is an opportunity for joy and celebration that makes the Japanese parks be too small for the crowd of those who are willing to admire the unique beauty of the cherry blossoms.
If you are in Bucharest and wish to admire Japanese cherry blossoms, you don’t have to go to Japan, but come to the Japanese Garden from the Herastrau Park (the entrance from the Triumphal Arch) on Sunday, April 7, between 2.00 PM and 4.00 PM, when we will wait for you to celebrate with us in the Japanese style!”, the Japanese Embassy in Bucharest announced in a press release.
This is the second edition of Hanami, after the last year’s one that marked the official reopening of the Japanese Garden following extensive renovation works.
“And now, we invite you to taste the traditional Japanese cakes and green tea prepared by the members of the Chado Urasenke Tankokai Romania and Chado Urasenke Tankokai Romania-Luminis Associations; those who want have the opportunity to be initiated in the secrets of the tea ceremony. The program of the event also includes a Japanese-drum mini-recital of the ‘Kodama Taiko’ band, followed by explanations and practical demonstrations. Those who love folding papers are invited to the origami workshops, while those who want to dress traditional clothes can do it by attending the kimono and yukata workshops. Young people who are interested in studying in Japan will have the opportunity to find out more details on the scholarship program of the Japanese Government”, the Embassy’s press release also reads.
The event is organized by the Japanese Embassy in collaboration with the Bucharest Municipality, ALPAB, the Chado Urasenke Tankokai Romania Association, the Chado Urasenke Tankokai Romania-Luminis Association, the Romanian-American University, the “Angela Hondru” Romanian-Japanese Study Center, Tenshin, Haramichi ro, JTI, the “Dimitrie Gusti” National Village Museum, the Japanese School of Bucharest.