Sakura Matsuri is a major event on Cowra’s tourism calendar, celebrating the birth of spring. It attracts performers from across Australia and around the world. Locals, Australian and International visitors alike have the opportunity to experience traditional elements of Japanese culture. Sakura at the Cowra Japanese Garden is celebrated annually in September when the cherry blossoms are at their peak. The cherry blossoms usually continue to flower up until Mid October.


This years festivities include: 

• Cultural Activities - Shibori Indigo, Tea Ceremony and Bonsai Demonstrations

• Cultural Stage - Torsion, Taiko Drummers, Shakuhachi, Tai Chi, Japanese Dance and Sakura choir (TBC)

• Martial Arts Arena - Karate, Aikido and Sumo Wrestling

Check out the many varieties of market stall that will be on offer or watch a demonstration on raking a (karesansui) or "dry landscape" Zen garden or maybe give it a go yourself. All this while you enjoy the beauty that is on offer at the Cowra Japanese Garden and Cultural Centre. 

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Adults $20,
Seniors $18
Children $15
 Family $60
Tickets for the family fun day are available on the day.

Festival TIMES

Gates Open: 8.30am - 5pm
Entertainment: 10am - 4pm

For more information contact the Cowra Japanese Garden & Cultural Centre 02 6341 2233.


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