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[Closed]April 7th (Fri.) to April 8th (Sat.) 2017 Gotenyama Cherry Blossom Festival 2017

April 7th (Fri.) to April 8th (Sat.) 2017 Gotenyama Cherry Blossom Festival 2017

At Gotenyama Trust City, we’ll be holding Gotenyama Cherry Blossom Festival 2017 over the course of two days on the 7th and 8th of April.
Gotenyama was a popular, bustling location for cherry blossoms during the Edo period. In the festival, various events will be carried out which focused on that history.
Please click here for the PDF version of the papers we hand out

Ryofuuka Sakura Project Miyama Mcqueen-Tokita Ichimujin

◆Sakura Viewing Stage
At the special sakura viewing stage with a large screen, attractive artists both in Japan and overseas, conveying the history and culture of wa-Japanese cultural concept- added with modernity and internationality, present their music and performance along with the image full of traditional atmosphere.

[Date and time] April 7th (Fri.) 12:00~19:45、April 8th (Sat.) 12:00~18:45
[Place] Main Venue (*In the event of rain, main venue will be inside Gotenyama Trust Tower Studio)

○Ryofuuka: Calligrapher master

○Sakura Project: Japanese music

○Miyama Mcqueen-Tokita: Koto Player

○Ichimujin:Classical music duo

○Soushou Kobori: Japanese tea master

○Kids Film Festival
Short films such as Tom&Jerry will be showed for kids.

◆Experience Project

Soushou Kobori Tearoom “Ujian” Falconer Edo Sparkling Firework

○0utdoor Tea Ceremony
In the place of Gotenyama, with the history of Enshu Kobori opened a big tea party by order of Iemitsu Tokugawa in the Edo era, 13th school master Soujitsu Kobori’s second daughter, Soushou Kobori, will welcome everyone with her omotenashi of powdered green tea and Japanese teacake.
[Date and time] 7/4/17(Fri.), 8/4/17(Sat.) 11:00 – 16:00 (Last Admission)
[Place] 0utdoor Tea Ceremony Venue (*In the event of rain, tea ceremony will be at indoor sakura viewing space)
[Price] For a fee

○Tearoom “Ujian” open to the public
Tearoom “Ujian” designed by world-famous Arata Isozaki, a leading architect of postmodern architecture, will be open to public during only the event period.
[Date and time] 7/4/17(Fri.), 8/4/17(Sat.) 11:00 – 17:00
[Place] Inside Gotenyama garden
[Price] Free visit

○Falconer Photo Session
Associated with the history of Gotenyama as the Tokugawa Shogun family’s land of falconry in Edo era, photo session with falconer inheriting the SUWA falconry’s mind and technique will be held.
[Date and time] 8/4/17(Sat.) 13:00 – 14:30
[Place] Sub-venue (children’s park)
[Price] Free (first come first served, number limited)

○Edo Sparkling Firework Festival
Enjoy the ephemeral and beautiful life of “Ooedo botan” and “Tokugawa botan”, purely made-in-Japan sparklers.
[Date and time] 7/4/17(Fri.) 18:30 – 19:30  8/4/17(Sat.) 17:30 – 18:30
[Place] Sub-venue (children’s park)
[Price] For a fee

◆Sakura Viewing Teahouse
At sakura viewing teahouse, besides the cuisine that colors the sakura viewing, you can enjoy “Shinagawa Mekiki Market” (good selection market) linked with the destination campaign “Japa Tabi (Trip)”, which gathered famous brand of sake and specialty products from 5 areas (Nagano, Shiga, Wakayama, Shizuoka, Yamanashi prefectures), also Shinagawa’s specialty products.

[Date and time] 7/4/17(Fri.) 11:00 – 20:00  8/4/17(Sat.) 11:00 – 19:00
[Place] Main venue

Marriott burger&kitchen cars JapaTabi Shinagawa Mekiki Market

○Food & Drinks
“Marriott burger” and “Marriott cream soda” using Haagen-Dazs vanilla ice cream provided to special booth by Tokyo Marriott Hotel, and kitchen cars line up with variety of menus including pizza, roast beef and mochiko chicken encouraging the sakura viewing mood.

○Famous sake brands and specialty products of Japa Tabi 5 areas
In conjunction with the destination campaign “Japa Tabi” which is one of the local creation projects promoted by the Mori Trust Group, famous sake brands and special products from 5 areas under promotion will be sold. Together with the beautiful scenery of various places shown on the large screen, let it be s help to plan your trip that will remain in your heart.

○Shinagawa Mekiki Market (good selection market)
Dorayaki “Fukukasane” baked one by one on the copperplate and “Shinagawa Karigane Tea” from delicious Japanese tea and handmade confectionery shop “Ippukutou” located in Kita Shinagawa, and chosen products unique to Shinagawa such as original Shinagawa specialty “Akioka” and “Shinagawa maki” will be sold at the market.

◆Experience Project

calligrapher master Ryofuuka Japanese dressmaking workshop Family crest experience workshop

○Workshop by calligrapher master Ryofuuka
You can have master Ryofuuka to write your favorite Kanji on a small message board. You can also learn tips to draw your name beautifully.
[Date and time] 8/4/17(Sat.) 11:00 – 17:00
[Place] Sakura Viewing Teahouse (*In the event of rain, main venue will be inside Gotenyama Trust Tower Studio)
[Price] 500~1,000 yen

○Workshop by Shinagawa Artisan Guild
・Becoming familiar with Japanese dressmaking workshop by Master Hiroshi Kenmochi
Meet the world of Japanese dressmaking where you can do various things using scallops and clothes of kimono with only a needle and threads.

・Family crest experience workshop
Experiencing workshop of family creation drawing difficult by handwriting. Would you like to garnish T-shirts and handkerchiefs with your favorite crest?
[Date and time] 7/4/17(Fri.), 8/4/17(Sat.) 11:00 – 17:00
[Place] Indoor sakura viewing space
[Price] Japanese dressmaking:500~2,000 yen Family crest:500~1,000 yen

○Kids Challenge by Shinagawa Ishizuekai
4 fun attractions for children are coming. According to the results, you can receive gold medal prize, silver medal prize, bronze medal prize and a participation prize.
[Attractions] ①Rubber gun ②Strike out ③One foot standing balance ④Quoits
[Date and time] 8/4/17(Sat.) 13:00 – 16:00
[Price] Free
[Qualifying Age] Children in elementary school and younger

◆Exhibition Project


○Mikoshi (portable shrine) exhibition by Gotenyama Town Council
[Place] 1F Office Entrance

○Shinagawa Introduction Panel
[Place] Indoor Sakura Viewing Space

○IKEBANA Exhibition
[Place] Indoor Sakura Viewing Space

*Photos are for illustration purposes




7/4/17(Fri.) 11:00~20:00
8/4/17(Sat.) 11:00~19:00
Gotenyama Trust City
*In the event of rain or inclement weather, event may be changed or cancelled

Organizer: MORI TRUST CO., LTD.
Sponsorship: Shinagawa-ku, Institute Shinagawa Tourism Association, Tennnoz Canal Side Activate Association, Nagano Prefecture, Wakayama Prefecture, Wakayama Tourism Federation, Yamanashi Tourism Organization, Shizuoka Prefectural Tourism Association, Biwako Visitors Bureau Public Interest Incorporated Association