Experience Japan Hanami Festival Day

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Sunday 23rd April, 12 to 4pm

Farmleigh House & Estate.

Join members of Dublin's Japanese community and Dublin based groups interested in Japanese culture to celebrate a Hanami (Cherry Blossom) Festival.

Hanami is an annual event in Japan where friends and family come together for outdoor parties to welcome spring and celebrate nature. 

Activities include:

  • Taiko drum performances
  • Martial Arts demonstrations
  • Music and Dance with a fusion of Japanese and Irish performances
  • Origami and craft workshops
  • Yo-Yo fishing and other fun activities for children
  • Cosplay fashions framed with traditional Kimono displays
  • Soran Bushi dancing
  • Japanese food stalls

Performances at Experience Japan Hanami Festival Day on Sunday 23rd April 2017

Time (Approx.) 

  • 12:00 Introduce to Experience Japan 2017 with Taiko and J-Pop dance
  • 13:00 Children’s performance / Japanese traditional dance / Irish modern music band / Shamisen (Japanese string instrument) / Cosplay
  • 14:30 Welcome performance with EJ & Kids Taiko fusion of Bodhran & dance / Bodhran music  /  Soranbushi
  • 15:45 Japanese Matsuri Grand Finale

This event is supported by Dublin City Council, the Office of Public Works and the Embassy of Japan in Ireland.

Experience Japan 2017