Cherry Blossom Festival 2017

On Saturday the 8th of April, the annual Cherry Blossom Festival was held in the Amsterdamse Bos in Amstelveen. This year, DUJAT was part of the organization, and DUJAT members were able to enjoy a nice programme with wonderful performances and delicious traditional Japanese food stands. It was a beautiful warm and sunny day, and the blossoms were fully blooming.

Many thanks to all of you who attended, we hope you enjoyed the celebration of the coming of spring, the Japanese way. To everyone, please see the beautiful pictures for an impression of the festival. We hope to see there again next year!

Programme
13:30-14:00
Arrival of guests at City Hall Amstelveen
14:00-14:20
Walk to the Cherry Blossom Park
14:20-14:25
Opening Performance by Yamato Taiko School
14:25-14:30
Welcome by the Mayor of Amstelveen, Mrs. M.M. van ‘t Veld
14:30-14:35
Speech by His Excellency the Ambassador of Japan to the Netherlands Mr. H. Inomata
14:35-14:40
‘Kanpai’ to the friendship between Japan and the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area
14:40-14:45
Performance by the Japanese Choir ‘Sakura’
14:45-14:50
Performance by ‘Raiden Yosakoi’
14:50-14:55
Performance by Yamato Taiko School
14:55-15:00
Reception
15:00-16:45
Festival opens to the public
16:45-17:00
Closing performance by Yamato Taiko School
17:00
Programme Ends