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Updated: March 18, 2019
Gotenyama is an area rich in history. In the Edo period (1603-1867), it was a popular spot among the common people for cherry blossom viewing, as well as a place that the shoguns used for the tea ceremony and practicing falconry.
For this year's festival, as the Heisei period (started 1989) draws to a close in April, special lanterns and colorful parasols inscribed with the names of Japan's historical periods and eras, starting with the Edo period, decorate the rows of cherry blossom trees. In addition, the area will be lit up at night, creating a fantastical and otherworldly scene.
With local businesses and organizations artistically showcasing Gotenyama's traditions and its cherry blossoms through technology, this is a fun and exciting way to enjoy spring!
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