118th Annual Mito Plum Festival

Where: Kairakuen Park, Kodokan Hall Park
When: Thursday, February 20th – Monday, March 31st 2014

“Spring in Mito starts with plum blossoms…”
The 118th Annual Mito Plum Festival will take place at Kairakuen Park and Kodokan Hall Park between February 20th and March 31st, 2014. Kairakuen Park boasts around 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 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
■ Sunday, February 23rd
○All Japan High School Cultural Festival 2014 PR Event
Kairakuen Park, 10am
Japanese music, Kenshibu, Calligraphy

■    Saturday, March 1st
○    Mito-chan Birthday Party
Kariakuen Park, 10am

■    Saturday, March 2nd
○    Open Air Tea Ceremony
Kairakuen Park, 10am
○    Doll Festival Display
Kairakuen Park, 11am

■    Saturday, March 8th
○    Open-air Tea Ceremony (run by high school students)
Kairakuen Park, 10am
○    Doll Festival Display
Kairakuen Park, 10:30am

■    Sunday, March 9th
○    67th Annual Photo Shoot and Photo Contest
Kairakuen Park, 10am
○    Open-air Tea Ceremony
Kairakuen Park, 10am

■    Saturday, March 15th
○    Open-air Tea Ceremony (run by high school students)
Kairakuen Park, 10am
○    9th Annual Night Plum Festival
Kairakuen Park, 6pm

■    Sunday, March 16th
○    Open-air Tea Ceremony
Kairakuen Park, 10am
○    Bustle of the Plum Forest – Japanese Drums and Dance
Kairakuen Park, 11am and 1pm
○    68th Annual Haiku (Japanese Poem) Contest
Ibaraki Prefectural Youth Hall, 10am

■    Saturday, March 22nd
○ Open-air Tea Ceremony (run by high school students)
Kairakuen Park, 10am

■    Sunday, March 23rd
○ Open-air Tea Ceremony
Kairakuen Park, 10am

■    Sunday, March 30th
○    Mito Komon Festival Japanese Drum Performance
Kairakuen Park, 11am and 1pm

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