Many festivals and events have already been cancelled or postponed due to spread of coronavirus.
cancelled Miyako Odori(Cherry Dance), Minamiza Theatre, Kyoto
Maiko and geiko dance performances
Advance tickets are available from overseas at:
14 April-7 June KIMONO: Fashioning Identities
This exhibition shows kimono from the 13th century to today
Venue: Heiseikan, Tokyo National Museum (Ueno Park)
cherry blossom forecasts for 2020 (Japanese version only):
Saturday, June 5, 2010
Japanese water iris
Hanashoubu(花菖蒲:Iris ensata var. ensata, Japanese iris, Japanese water iris)
The Japanese water irises are late in blooming this year. It is expected they will be at their best around June 10th in Tokyo.
The Japanese water iris
Haruko Kanezuka,Homemade Wagashi(Tokyo:BUNKA PUBLISHING BUREAU,1997),p.20
"drawstring pouch in the shape of Japanese water iris" designed by Mitsuyo Naito
Shigeyoshi Inoue(ed), Yasashiku-Tsukureru-Densyou-no-Chirmenzaiku (Tokyo:Fujin seikatsu-sha,1998),P.8.