The Experience Japan Hanami Festival is a free, family-friendly day out where you can enjoy and celebrate Japanese–Irish culture!
Join us in the beautiful grounds of Farmleigh House to witness performances, demonstrations, seminars, and traditions both old and in the making!
This Year’s Programme
We are delighted to welcoming back many familiar faces this year.
🎤 Main Stage
Look forward to musical performances from Dónal Lunny and the Para-beats group.
🥋 Martial Arts
Demonstrations from a mixture of style which originated in Japan, and are practised here in Ireland!
🍜 Food Court
A mixture of Japanese food vendors, with some “safer” options as well!
🔎 Treasure Hunt
Enjoy a Treasure Hunt aimed at children, or a more challenging Scavenger Hunt for adults!
🏺 Crafts Area
Take a tour of traditional Japanese crafts which have found a home in Ireland.
🌳 Haiku and Poetry
Our tradition of reading verse under the cherry blossom continues this year.