New Delhi : The 2nd edition of Japanese Cherry Blossom festival will kick start in New Delhi from November 14-17.
The Indian capital city, New Delhi is prepping up for the second edition of Indian International Cherry Blossom Festival 2018, and this year Japanese culture and cuisines will also be on display for the visitors, Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma said on Tuesday.
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Cherry Blossom festival
In a press conference CM Sangma has invited tourists to the festival and said it was another to deepen and strengthen the connections with the Japanese government.
The Shillong event will be held just after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Japan on October 28-29 for the annual bilateral summit with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe.
New Delhi’s 2nd edition of Cherry Blossom festival
Japan is one of only two countries that India holds annual bilateral summits, the other being Russia.
In his address to the media here, Sangma said there will be an exposition of Japanese cultural events and cuisine at the India International Cherry Blossom Festival 2018 as the Embassy of Japan in India has come in as a strategic partner.
Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival in New Delhi
Unlike the cherry fruit, the cherry blossom tree, when it flowers – just for a short periods in a year – the pink and white glory it exudes is a sight to behold.
It was in Japan that the tradition of planting cherry blossoms ( called Sakura in Japanese) started. The Sakura Festival started way back in the third century and continues to host huge tourist attraction every year in Japan.