BEST EVENTS IN TOKYO: CAMELLIA AND BLACKTHORN FESTIVAL, WAITING THE SAKURA
Do you know the Sakura? It is the famous cherry-tree flowering celebrated during the spring in Japan as an authentic ritual, called hanami.
Meanwhile discover other two special floral events in Tokyo: Camellia Festival and the Blackthorn flowering.
Tokyo, Kyoto and surroundings
Discover the Ume Festival until the 8th of March, a blackthorn festival, located in the Bunkyo quarter, in the Yushimatenjin sanctuary. The most impressive moments of the celebration are the ceremony of the thé, the white buds of the blackthorns in the garden and the transportation of the sacred altar during the procession. The Festival overcomes over 400 thousands of visitors in just one month.
Visiting Oshima, one of Izu’s islands, a group of little islands under the government of Tokyo, just a couple of hours away from the capital by hydrofoil, you can see the preparations for the next Tsubaki Festival, the camellia festival in Japan , the symbol flower of the archipelago.
During these events in february and march you can discover everything is related to the camellia, like kitchen products or cosmetics.