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Sakura Matsuri: Cultural Programmes

Experience the intricacies of Japanese culture with Sakura Matsuri: Cultural Programmes organised in collaboration with Japan Creative Centre, the cultural arm of the Embassy of Japan in Singapore. Visitors get to enjoy a diverse array of activities that range from graceful tea ceremonies to exuberant dance performances like the Sendai Suzume Odori – the sparrow dance of spring.


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EVENT DETAILS

  • Sat, 9 Mar 2019 - Sun, 31 Mar 2019

  • Refer to programmes below for various timings.

  • The Canopy & Flower Dome*

  • Free programmes
    *Admission charge to Flower Dome applies.

Japanese Tea Ceremony

Japanese Tea Ceremony

  • Conducted by Hoseikai from The Japanese Association, Singapore, witness first-hand a Japanese tea ceremony (chanoyu), which is also known as the Way of Tea (chado or sado), a ritualised preparation and serving of powdered green tea in the presence of guests.
  • 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31 Mar 2019
  • 11.00am & 12.00pm
  • Flower Dome

Wadaiko (Japanese Drum) Performance

Wadaiko (Japanese Drum) Performance

  • The art of Japanese drums comes alive with a heart-pounding performance by Taiko Group of The Japanese Association, Singapore!
  • 9 Mar 2019
  • 3.00pm
  • The Canopy

Japanese Folk Dance Performance

Japanese Folk Dance Performance

  • Dance along with Minyo Club of The Japanese Association, Singapore, best known for leading Singapore’s annual Bon Odori dance at their Summer Festival.
  • 16 Mar 2019, 2.00pm 
    30 Mar 2019, 2.00pm & 4.00pm
  • The Canopy

Choral Performance

Choral Performance

  • With a diverse repertoire ranging from traditional Japanese songs to musicals in English, Ladies Chorus of The Japanese Association, Singapore will enchant you with their breath-taking voices.
  • 17 Mar 2019, 2.00pm
    31 Mar 2019, 4.00pm
  • The Canopy

Kendo Demonstration

Kendo Demonstration

  • Kendo is a traditional Japanese martial art widely practised both within Japan and in many countries around the world. Check out the thrilling demonstrations by members of the Singapore Kendo Club!
  • 23 Mar 2019
  • 2.00pm & 4.00pm
  • The Canopy

Koto & Shakuhachi Performance

Koto & Shakuhachi Performance

  • Koto Group of The Japanese Association, Singapore will be collaborating with a renowned local shakuhachi (Japanese flute) player for a truly unforgettable performance.
  • 31 Mar 2019
  • 2.00pm
  • The Canopy

Sendai Suzume Odori Performance

Sendai Suzume Odori Performance

  • Widely performed and enjoyed at the Sendai Aoba Festival, the popular Sendai Suzume Odori (Sparrow Dance) is often the highlight of the festival with its unique birdlike movements and brightly coloured fans and costumes. Experience the charm of Sendai Suzume Odori performed by the Japanese and Singaporean members of Sendai Suzume Odori Singapore!
  • Date Time Venue
    9 Mar 2019 3.45pm 
    5.10pm
    The Canopy
    Flower Dome
    10 Mar 2019 4.00pm The Canopy

Koto & Erhu Performance

Koto & Erhu Performance

  • Marvel at the lush sounds of Japanese koto and Chinese erhu in this collaborative performance by Koto Group and the Niko Dokokai of The Japanese Association, Singapore.
  • 10 Mar 2019
  • 2.00pm
  • The Canopy

Japanese Dance Performance

Japanese Dance Performance

  • Groove to the rhythmic moves by Team Kmicco Japan as they dance to popular tunes from Japanese artist GARNiDELiA. The three-member group comprises Kmicco (choreographer of the Chingay Parade dance for the past five years), Shiz, and Miyu. 
  • 16 Mar 2019
  • 4.00pm
  • The Canopy

Keyboard & Flute Performance

Keyboard & Flute Performance

  • Featuring talented soloists from esteemed musical institutions in Japan and France, be enthralled by their talent and skill in this unforgettable collaboration performed by Music Group of The Japanese Association, Singapore.
  • 17 Mar 2019
  • 4.00pm
  • The Canopy

Taiko (Japanese Drum) Performance

Taiko (Japanese Drum) Performance

  • With its recognisable beat, the taiko (Japanese drum) is enjoyed by everyone. Japanese drum group Hibikiya will be playing not just the taiko, but other traditional Japanese minyo music as well! As a special treat, Hibikiya will be collaborating with a very special guest from Japan, Tsugaru-jamisen player Nobuto Yamanaka! 
  • 24 Mar 2019
  • 2.00pm & 4.00pm
  • The Canopy

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