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Japanese Spring Festival

Music, food, flower arranging, exhibits, shows and vendors on a beautiful spring day!!

Lets support ethnic festivals and diversity in Boston! This Sunday is the 2nd Annual Japanese Spring Festival. With your attendance we can make the festival a success this year and have it be repeated next year.

There is a lot of Japanese culture to soak up! For example, enjoy Japanese Flower Arranging at Boston's 2nd Annual Japanese "Haru Matsuri" ("Spring Festival" in Japanese). It will be held on Sunday May 19th from 10am--6pm. The venue is Boston City Hall Plaza. Admission is FREE!

At the Japanese Spring Festival there will be an "Ikenobo Ikebana" Flower Arranging Booth. Teachers of the Ikenobo style of Japanese Flower Arranging will be on hand to demonstrate the art of Ikenobo and to answer any questions about this style of Japanese Flower Arranging. Essentially this style of Japanese Flower Arranging is very important, as all Ikebana (Japanese Flower Arranging) originated from this style. It began in Kyoto, Japan as a Buddhist floral offering. This will be a great opportunity for you to acquaint yourself with this style of Japanese Flower Arranging and an opportunity for you to find future classes if you so desire.

But there is MORE!! There will be Japanese Exhibits/Shows/Vendors and Food booths. There will be about 34 food booths and about 80 non-food booths PLUS live stage performances.

The Stage will include: Chorus performing Japanese traditional songs/Kid's dances/traditional Japanese dances/Japanese Pop music.

Food booths include traditional Japanese food: Yakisoba (fried noodles)/Okonomiyaki (Japanese-style pancake)/Ramune (Japanese soda) and tea/ Udon noodles with toppings/Ukon spice drink/Beef bowl with rice/ Green tea ice cream/ Rice balls/ Ramen/ Curry Rice/Grilled Squid/ Mochi (rice cake)/Seaweed salad.

Plus many booths selling and promoting Japanese culture and Arts & Crafts. For example: Origami/ Kimono/Calligraphy/Martial Arts/Buddhism/Anime and Manga/Japanese healing arts/etc... Please see http://www.JapanFestivalBoston.org

I will be there to guide us. I am the Organizer of a brand new Japanese Flower Arranging Meetup. See http://www.Meetup.com/Japanese-Flower-Arranging

Feel free to bring a friend or more! Let's enjoy a leisurely Sunday immersed in Japanese culture! Please remember to RSVP! See you there! Stay as long as you like! Remember it is FREE! I will be there from 10:30am until the event finishes at 6pm. If you can not meet me at 10:30 am please let me know. I could rendezvous with a later group at 1pm.

See you there! Kim

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  • Kim J.

    The pre-arranged 1st stop at the Japanese Flower Arranging was great. Next stop: awesome Japanese candy making. Couldn't find Japanese Calligraphy until later though. Had very delicious Japanese food!

    May 19, 2013

  • Kim J.

    Our first stop will be the Japanese Flower Arranging---find us there if you are late

    May 19, 2013

    • Helen S.

      I loved the Japanese Spring Festival, but I could not find anyone from Meet Up. I arrived at 10:30 am but I was a few minutes late to the flower booth since I had to find it. I was a bit disappointed, I was looking forward to meeting new people. Despite this, I was very glad I attended the event.

      May 19, 2013

  • Sandy

    I need to drive into Newton first, so I might be a little late (maybe 20 minutes). My phone number is 1 (978) 852-8954. If you can text me, I can then text you when I get there and find you.

    May 19, 2013

  • Natalya O.

    Where would we meet you?

    May 18, 2013

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