Hanami at the Parc de Sceaux 2019, the cherry blossom festival

Published by My B. · Published on 20 March 2019 at 13h20 · Updated on 28 March 2019 at 18h07
Famous spring cherry blossom festival Hanami is celebrated on April 20 and 21, 2019 at the Parc de Sceaux. Indeed, the park welcomes again this year, one of the greatest Japanese events in the French capital for a traditional picnic at the sound of Taikos and Awa Odori parades rhythm. It’s the occasion to eat homemade sushis, drink umeshu and sake or even take pictures of white or pink cherry blossoms adorning the park.

As it happens every year now, you’re expected at the Parc de Sceaux to celebrate with joy and good mood the spring festival, Hanami, celebrated by Japanese.

Everyone wishing to discover the Hanami tradition or simply enjoy spring is invited to meet on April 20 and 21, 2019 in the city center of Sceaux and the Parc de Sceaux.

This year, the event is even more fleshes out. In addition to the usual Awa Odori parade completed by Tsunagari Ren company, the event welcomes 2 musician associations that will play the Sanshin (a small guitar from south Japan) and the Shinobue (traditional transverse flute).

Also on the menu, the International Wado festival created by band Takarabune in Tokyo. Naming 7 dancers and musicians from Japan. This year as well, we discover artisans withing the Village Tsunagari Artisans (Yumiko and Kimono Rikiki).

Come and take part in a big and festive picnic likely to make you travel. Nothing in the fridge? No problem, the delicious Food Truck Peko Peko will be here. Relax, have fun and celebrate warmer days.

On Saturday, you’re expected in the city center for beautiful festivities, starting midday to enjoy Peko Peko delicious dishes, as well as workshops, dance parades…

On Sunday, head to the Fontenay aisle, by the northern thicket. Careful though, picnic and entertainments being bigger, prior registration is mandatory and free of charge to take part in. A sure way to limit and know the exact number of participants: online ticketing service.

Hanami au Parc de Sceaux 2019, la fête des cerisiers en fleursHanami au Parc de Sceaux 2019, la fête des cerisiers en fleursHanami au Parc de Sceaux 2019, la fête des cerisiers en fleursHanami au Parc de Sceaux 2019, la fête des cerisiers en fleurs

Complete program:

Saturday April 20

  • From 12 p.m.: food truck Peko Peko
  • Presence of artisans from the Tsunagari Village network, Koi-Nobori coloring workshops for kids
  • Circa 3:30 p.m., Awa Odori parade in Sceaux shopping street with guests, 7 Japanese who travelled all the way to France to dance.

Sunday April 21:

  • From 11:30 a.m., food truck Peko Peko would have cooked delicious Bento to enjoy on the Parc de Sceaux pitches
  • Taiko and Awa Odori show at 1 p.m. with guests, 7 dancers from the International Wado Festival, especially coming from Japan
  • End of the show towards 2 p.m.
  • 2:15 p.m.: Awa Odori workshop, free and open to all
  • 3 p.m.: end of the event
  • Tickets and participation options available here

In other words, shall we celebrate spring in the middle of flowers? Careful, you really have to respect the nature in the park, please try not to damage or soil the place for everyone’s good.

Practical information

Opening Time
From 20 April 2019 to 21 April 2019

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    Location

    Parc de Sceaux
    92330 Sceaux

    Prices
    Free

    Official website
    www.tsunagari-taiko-center.com

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