Taiko Drummers - Sakura Matsuri
Throughout the year we host annual events including our Sakura Matsuri (our spring Cherry Blossom festival), Koyo Matsuri (our autumn festival) and Carols in the Garden. These events are important to ensure that the Cowra Japanese Garden and Cultural Centre support and advance the cultural relations between the people of Cowra Shire in New South Wales and the people of Japan.
Following 2 years of cancellations due to the pandemic, we look forward to the 2022 Cherry Blossom Festival which is to be held on Saturday, 24th September, 2022. A day filled with Japanese Cultural activities and events, a wide range of stall holders and the beauty of the spring cherry blossoms. Tickets available on-line through trybooking.com from 1st July, 2022 (link below).
The 2021 Carols in the Garden will be held on Sunday 19th December, weather and pandemic permitting! Gates will open at 6pm with the carol singing to start at 7pm. Gold coin donation entry. Rotary will be on hand with a barbecue and Mr Whippy will have coffee and ice cream available. If the weather is adverse the event will need to be cancelled....a decision will be made by 10am on the Sunday morning if cancellation is considered necessary.
Our autumn festival celebrating the Japanese annual holidays of Greenery Day and Children's Day on the 4th and 5th May 2022. The festival provides a great opportunity to see the Garden and learn about Japanese Culture and the magnificent Cultural collection at the Garden. A transcript of Dr Peter Armstrong's oration from the 2021 inaugural festival can be read on the link below.