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Hanami Picnic Invitation

24 Aug 2010 7:37 PM | Contact Us (Administrator)
Hello Everyone,

It would be great to see you all at the annual Australia Japan Society of Victoria Hanami Picnic to be held on Sunday, September 19 at 11am at the National Rhodadendron Gardens, The Georgian Road, Olinda (Melway Ref. 66 K4)

There is already a group of people who have RSVP'ed so come and join us!!

Hanami is the custom of viewing the beauty of flowers, but it mostly refers to the Sakura or Cherry blossom Japan’s official national flower.
Every Spring in modern Japan, crowds of people sit under the blooming cherry blossoms, usually on plastic tarps, and have a picnic celebration.
Come and enjoy the beauty of the cherry blossoms in the National Rhododendron Gardens in Olinda, along with the myriad of other plants.
Enjoy a traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony a gold coin donation, as well as some stunning  Ikebana demonstrations. Bridge Club Australia will also be running some Japanese games for you all to enjoy!

Bring your picnic basket and rug/seat, and we can join together and celebrate spring under the cherry-blossom trees. For some extra entertainment, bring along a kite and take advantage of the perfect kite-flying conditions in the cherry tree grove.

Cost: free entry this year

It's always a great day and a lot of fun - would be great to have you there!

Kindest regards,
Bridge Club Australia

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