Cherry Blossom Festival (Ohanami Budapest) is in early – mid April in the botanical garden of the city called Fuveszkert. The event is usually two weekends in mid April, when the cherry trees are blossoming in the Botanical Garden in Hungary. The festival is about the major highlights of the Japanese culture, which is much loved in Budapest, and not only for its manga characters, but also for the more traditional Japanese heritage.
The small scale Japanese festivities include
- Japanese Concerts,
- Japanese Exhibitions (origami, kokeshi dolls, photo exhibits, etc.),
- Japanese Tastings: drinking and tasting Japanese teas,
- Japanese martial art shows, etc.
- Calligraphy Workshop
You can try your hand at Kyudo, the traditional Japanese archery style. The Maido Japanese webshop in Hungary goes offline, and sells all kinds of Japanese items and gifts at the Budapest Cherry Blossom Festival.
A nice spring event: a relaxed programme, off the bustling city centre of Budapest.
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