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Canopy of cherry blossoms sweeps Sydney for two weeks every August

Miss Japan, well you can indulge in the art of flower viewing or known as “hanami” in the Sydney Cherry blossom festival that was held from Friday August 18th 2017 to Sunday August 27th 2017. At the Auburn botanic gardens, Sydneysiders can walk under a canopy of pink blossoms in the Japanese Garden. A famous season in Japan, no wonder it is an annual event crowded with tourists and local Sydney people.

Over the two weekends during the festival, both contemporary and traditional Japanese culture come together through music and performance with additions including movies and a silent disco. Food is available as well where a village is set up hosting several food trucks and restaurants serving everything from Masyua to Katsu curry and Japanese hot dogs or a bento box even. There’s origami workshops provided for both children and you can add it to the community display or take it home. With many activities to enjoy, it’s better to arrive early to get a spot. If you didn’t get to attend, there’s always next year!

Dorothy Lam