100 Years of Cherry Blossoms

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While the state of Maine seems to still be stuck in the midst of Winter, Spring Festivities in the Aomori Prefecture are approaching – the most notable being that 2017 will be the 100th year of the Hirosaki Cherry Blossom Festival!

Hirosaki City is located in the Aomori Prefecture and is home to Hirosaki Park and the famously picturesque Hirosaki Castle. The Cherry Blossom Festival in Hirosaki Park has been voted one of the best in the country and is held every year between late April and early May when the park’s approximately 2,600 cherry blossom trees are in full bloom. The festival offers a wide range of activities for visitors, from boat rides along the west moat, to picnics on the park grounds, and to the festival stalls full of seasonal food; with so much to do it’s easy to see why this festival draws over two million people per year!

For more information on the Hirosaki Cherry Blossom Festival, please visit the following:

http://www.hirosaki-kanko.or.jp/en/edit.html?id=edit14

http://japan-magazine.jnto.go.jp/en/1502_hirosaki.html

http://www.en-aomori.com/culture-034.html