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Nelson Cherry Blossom Festival 2018

Sunday 23rd September 2018

Come and enjoy a programme of music, food & entertainment under the cherry blossom trees to celebrate the Japanese culture and the 42-year Sister City connection between Nelson & Miyazu.

The event programme this year it includes including Japanese martial arts, puppet show, big brush calligraphy, dance and more!

11.30am Festival Opening
11.45am Xylophone Performance
12pm Big Brush Calligraphy
12.15pm Shoshin Kendo
12.40pm Puppet Show 'The Three Charms'
1-1.30pm BREAK
1.30pm Nelson Aikido
2pm Japanz.Kidz sing
2.15pm 'Sakura Odori' - traditional Japanese dance
2.30pm Programme Ends

This free community event is supported by Nelson City Council. The Nelmac Water Tanker will be onsite from 12.30pm with FREE water - so please bring your water bottle/cup.

Family Friendly Featured Free


September 23, 2018


11.30am - 2.30pm


Nelson & suburbs


Miyazu Japanese Gardens
Atawhai Drive, Atawhai, Nelson

Tickets, Bookings and Entry



Ph. (027) 305 6499

Additional Info

Official Website

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