Kan-oh chakai in Canberra

Venue: The Japanese Embassy in Canberra
Date: 14 September, 2015 (Monday)

In the best ohanami weather we had kan-oh chakai at the Japanese Embassy in Canberra. Mr. Kusaka, the Ambassador invited many foreign groups and house members.

The weather was the best hanami-biyori: a temperature of 20 degrees, no wind, sunny. Cherry blossoms welcomed to the guests in front of the garden. We set up Misono-dana on a red carpeted stage. The big red umbrella with tanzaku, “Nichi nichi kore kojitsu, every day is a good day” and with cherry blossom flowers was beside the stage.

More photos you can see in Gallery – Hanami at Canberra

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Hanami at Canberra

30rh September (Tuesday)

We had perform chado demonstration (Misono-dana temae) at Japanese Embassy.

Hanami (花見, literally “flower viewing”) is the traditional Japanese custom of enjoying the beauty of flowers, especially cherry blossoms (桜, sakura). The practice of Hanami is more than a thousand years old, and is still very popular in Japan today.

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More photos you can see in Gallery – Hanami at Canberra