119th Annual Mito Plum Festival

Locations: Kairakuen, Kodokan Hall
Dates: Friday, February 20th – Tuesday, March 31st 2015

“Spring in Mito starts with plum blossoms…”
The 119th Annual Mito Plum Festival will take place at Kairakuen and Kodokan Hall between February 20th and March 31st, 2015. Kairakuen boasts about 3,000 trees of 100 types of plums, and Kodokan Hall 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
Friday, February 20th
○ Plum Festival Opening – Memorial Present
Kairakuen East Gate, 9:00am~

Saturday, February 21st & Sunday, February 22nd
○ Mito-chan’s Birthday Party
Kairakuen, 10:00am~

Sunday, March 1st
○ Outdoor Tea Ceremony (Sekishu style)
Kariakuen Miharashi Square, 10:00am~
○ Mito Hina-nagashi (Ritual of floating paper dolls in boats)
Kairakuen, 11:00am~

Saturday, March 7th
○ Outdoor Tea Ceremony (Presented by Taisei Girls High School)
Kairakuen Miharasi Square, 10:00am~
○ Goken-kobai Hina-nagashi (Ritual of floating paper dolls in boats)
Kairakuen, 11:00am~

Sunday, March 8th
○ 68th Annual Photography Event and Photo Contest
Kairakuen, 10:00am~
○ Outdoor Tea Ceremony (Omotesen style)
Kairakuen Miharashi Square, 10:00am~

Saturday, March 14th
○ 10th Annual Night Plum Festival
Kairakuen, Kudokan Hall, Tokiwa Shrine, 6:00pm~
Click here for the Official 10th Annual Night Plum Festival Homepage

Sunday, March 15th
○ Outdoor Tea Ceremony (Urasen style)
Kairakuen Miharashi Square, 10:00am~
○ Boys and Girls Traditional Song and Dance Performance
Kairakuen, 10:00am~ & 2:00pm~
○ Bustle of the Plum Forest – Japanese Drums and Dance
Kairakuen, 11:00am~ & 1:00pm~
○ 69th Annual Haiku (Japanese Poem) Contest
Ibaraki Prefectural Youth Hall, 10:00am~

Saturday, March 21st
○ Outdoor Tea Ceremony (Presented by Suijo Senior High School)
Kairakuen Miharashi Square, 10:00am~

Sunday, March 22th
○ Outdoor Tea Ceremony (Edosen style)
Kairakuen Miharashi Square, 10:00am~

Saturday, March 29th
○ Yosakoi Plum Festival Dance
Kairakuen Miharashi Square, 10:00am~ & 1:00pm~
○ Mito Komon Festival Japanese Drum Performance
Kairakuen Miharashi Square, 11:00am~ & 2:00pm~

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