PAST EVENT: Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival – Sat. April 20 at 11am
100 E. Northwestern Avenue., Chestnut Hill. Saturday April 20, 11:00am – 3:00pm
11:00am – Samurai Sword Combat The ancient Japanese swordsmanship technique is adapted and applied today to find harmony in life. From ancient lessons, the practitioner finds the ability to remain calm under pressure, to face one’s fears with strength, to have clarity in the midst of confusion and to surmount obstacles with grace.
12:00pm – Zen Archery Demonstration, regarded as the highest discipline of the Samurai to find the meeting of heart and mind at the moment of the arrow’s release.
1:00 – 2:00pm – Kimono Dressing Demonstration Young and old will delight in the beautiful kimonos exhibited. The history of the kimono will be reviewed. Audience participation encouraged.
2:00 – 3:00pm – Japanese Gardens speak to all the senses, providing a place for rest, meditation and pleasure. Explore where traditional Japanese elements meld into the Victorian landscape created by John Morris.
Bring your entire family and your own picnic. Or buy salads, paninis or wraps at The Compton Cafe (alcoholic beverages not allowed).