Daishoji Hanami, April 9-10

Hard to imagine amidst all that is going on right now, but hanami season is just around the corner.  Here is some info about a cherry blossom festival near Kaga provided by our pink PA, Anna:

Daishoji Hanami

Daishoji Hanami Matsuri

Daishoji Cherry Blossom Festival will take place in Kaga on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th April. As well as relaxing under some beautiful cherry blossoms, this small-town celebration offers portable shrine processions, Lion’s Head dances, boat trips down Daishoji river and all the usual festival stalls and food.

All activities are within walking distance of Daishoji station (approx. 1 hour from Kanazawa station, Y820). From the station walk straight down to the main road, turn left at Lawson’s and follow the 305 until you arrive at the river.

While you’re in Daishoji, take the opportunity to visit some of the other nearby attractions.The DaishojiTemple District has six major temples including Jisshoin Temple, a zen temple and the resting place for the Maeda Clan, and Zenshoji Temple which contains 500 statues of Buddha and was visited by the writer Matsuo Basho. (Follows signs for the Temple District from the station.)

Next to Daishoji’s Ko-Kutani-no-Mori Park is the Kutaniyaki Art Museum, containing valuable pieces of famous kutaniyaki porcelain. Visitors can also sample traditional Japanese tea and sweets in the second floor tea shop (entrance to museum ¥500).

For more information on things to do in Kaga see the Ishikawa Jets Wiki page: http://ishikawajet.wikia.com/wiki/Kaga

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