117th Annual Mito Plum Festival

Location: Kairakuen Park, Kodokan Hall Park

Dates: Wednesday, February 20th – Sunday, March 31st 2013

 

“Spring in Mito starts with plum blossoms…”

The 117th Annual Mito Plum Festival will take place at Kairakuen Park and Kodokan Hall Park between February 20th and March 31st, 2013. Kairakuen Park boasts about 3,000 trees of 100 types of plums, and Kodokan Hall Park about 800 trees of 60 types of plums that will all be in bloom throughout the festival.

Besides being able to enjoy the wonderful plum blossoms, various events will take place nearly every Saturday and Sunday inside Kairakuen Park. Some events include koto performances, tea ceremonies, Japanese drum performances, and much much more! Spring is the season when Mito shines! You won’t want to miss out on all the beauty and fun that the festival has to offer!

List of Events

■ Wednesday, February 20th

○Plum Festival Opening – Memorial Present

Kairakuen Park East Gate, 10:30am~

 

■     Sunday, February 24th

○     Outdoor Koto Performance

Kariakuen Park, 10:00am~3:00pm

○     Dance Performance

Tokiwa Shrine, 11:00am~12:00pm

 

■     Saturday, March 2nd

○     Mito, Kasama, Oarai Sightseeing PR

Kairakuen Park, 10:00am~3:00pm

○     Doll Festival Display

Kairakuen Park, 10:30am~12:00pm

○     8th Annual Night Plum Festival

Kairakuen Park, 6:00pm~9:00pm

 

■     Sunday, March 3rd

○     Open-air Tea Ceremony

Kairakuen Park, 10:00am~3:00pm

○     66th Annual Photography Event and Photo Contest

Kairakuen Park, 10:00am~3:00pm

○     Mito Doll Display

Kairakuen Park, 11:00am~12:00pm

 

■     Saturday, March 9th

○     Open-air Tea Ceremony (run by high school students)

Kairakuen Park, 10:00am~3:00pm

 

■     Sunday, March 10th

○     Open-air Tea Ceremony

Kairakuen Park, 10:00am~3:00pm

 

■     Saturday, March 16th

○     Open-air Tea Ceremony (run by high school students)

Kairakuen Park, 10:00am~3:00pm

 

■     Sunday, March 17th

○     Open-air Tea Ceremony

Kairakuen Park, 10:00am~3:00pm

○     Bustle of the Plum Forest – Japanese Drums and Dance

Kairakuen Park, 11:00am and 1:00pm

○     Tsugaru Shamisen Performance

Kairakuen Park, 10:00am~3:00pm

○     67th Annual Haiku (Japanese Poem) Contest

Ibaraki Prefectural Youth Hall, 10:00am~2:00pm

 

■     Saturday, March 23rd

○ Open-air Tea Ceremony (run by high school students)

Kairakuen Park, 10:00am~3:00pm

 

■     Sunday, March 24th

○ Open-air Tea Ceremony

Kairakuen Park, 10:00am~3:00pm

 

■     Sunday, March 31st

○     Mito Komon Festival Japanese Drum Performance

Kairakuen Park, 11:00am and 1:00pm

mito plum festFor more information about Mito, the plum blossoms, the festival(last year’s info as well), or Kairakuen, you can check out related articles by clicking on the links^^

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