Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival in Sarajevo




On 13 April, the first Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival was held in Sarajevo by Japanese association “Ipil-Ipil no Kai”, Sarajevo City and the Japanese Embassy. A number of people, including the winners of kids’ drawing contest organized by the association, who gathered in Hastahana park enjoyed a beauty of Japanese cherry trees planted by the association with their performance of Japanese traditional music instruments of Shamisen and Shakuhachi as well as a tea ceremony. Deputy Mayor Milan Trivic welcomed the guests and KUD Bascarsija performed traditional music and dance.