Monday, 30 October 2017


Sakura picnic Day was held at Banksia Park in Bulleen on 15th October 2017 from 11 am to 2 pm. It was a fine warm day and 50 Cherry trees were in full bloom.

About 1500 people came to enjoy various aspects of Japanese culture including: Tea ceremony, Koto performance, Kendo demonstration, Bonsai display and origami.

The art of Ikebana was also there to be experienced by the visitors to the park.

Aiko Nakada, Head of the Ohara School and Chieko Yazaki, Head of Shogetsudokoryu School created Ikebana in a demonstration representing Ikebana International Melbourne Chapter.

The Cherry Trees in Banksia Park in the north eastern suburbs of Greater Melbourne were the gift of Prime Minister Ohira on his official visit to Melbourne in 1980 to the people of Victoria.

Further images from Sakura Picnic Day.

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