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!
Arrival of guests at City Hall Amstelveen
Walk to the Cherry Blossom Park
Opening Performance by Yamato Taiko School
Welcome by the Mayor of Amstelveen, Mrs. M.M. van ‘t Veld
Speech by His Excellency the Ambassador of Japan to the Netherlands Mr. H. Inomata
‘Kanpai’ to the friendship between Japan and the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area
Performance by the Japanese Choir ‘Sakura’
Performance by ‘Raiden Yosakoi’
Performance by Yamato Taiko School
Festival opens to the public
Closing performance by Yamato Taiko School