Saturday, April 15, 2006

Daigo-ji Hanami Parade

A Cherry Blossom Viewing Parade.

In 1598,
Toyotomi Hideyoshi organised a cherry blossom viewing party. He was the Daimyo of Japan at that time. In the years leading up to 1598, he had done a lot of work at daigo-ji ad he came to love the cherry filled gardens. He died at the end of 1598.

The parade we saw was a reenactment of the parade 400 years ago. It was fantastic even though we had to fight and jostle for our front row spots. We had waited over 1.5 hours for those key positions.

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