The Experience Japan Hanami Festival is a free, family-friendly day out where you can enjoy and celebrate Japanese–Irish culture! The event follows the Japanese tradition of hanami (花見), where friends come together to watch flowers blossom and mark the beginning of Spring.
Join us in the beautiful grounds of Farmleigh House to witness performances, demonstrations, seminars, and traditions both old and in the making!
Each year we showcase a selection of musical and dance performances, martial arts demonstrations, seminars, and a variety of traditional arts and crafts.
Expect also to enjoy a range of Japanese food options!
Many festival-goers dress for the occasion: following Japanese fashion subcultures, in traditional styles like kimono, or in cosplay.
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