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Cherry Blossom Festival 2017

Sunday 24th September 2017

Come and enjoy a programme of music, food & entertainment under the cherry blossom trees celebrating the Japanese culture, and the 41-year Sister City connection between Nelson & Miyazu in Japan.

The event programme for 2017 is:

11.30am Official opening by Councillor Mel Courtney
11.40am Performance by Japanz.Kidz
12.00pm Big Brush Calligraphy with Grand Master Akiko Crowther
12.15pm Seido Karate demonstration
12.40pm Shoshin Kendo demonstration
1.15pm Akiko Miyamoto presents 'Yuki Onna' The Snow Woman puppet show
2.00pm Koto Performance by members of Christchurch's Shiki Japanese music group
2.30pm Programme ends

This community event is supported by Nelson City Council & Nelmac.

Family Friendly Free


September 24, 2017


11.30am - 2.30pm


Nelson & suburbs


Miyazu Japanese Gardens
Atawhai Drive, Atawhai, Nelson

Tickets, Bookings and Entry



Ph. 273056499

Additional Info

Official Website

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