Shinshu Flower Festival 2019, the 36th National Urban Greenery Fair in Shinshu (April 25 –June 16,2019), is now underway.
We are pleased to announce that Shinshu Flower Festival 2019, the 36th National Urban Greenery Fair in Shinshu (April 25 –June 16,2019), is now underway.
The National Urban Greenery Fair, Japan’s largest flower and greenery event, was launched in 1983. Held annually in various cities across the country, this year’s fair marks its debut in Nagano Prefecture. We hope you will take this opportunity to visit Shinshu during this period to enjoy the beautiful flowers and greenery that the region has to offer.
For more information about the fair, please visit the Shinshu Flower Festival 2019.
See! Touch! Make! Chihiro Iwasaki’s Garden of Flowers and Fun
This year’s Shinshu Flower Festival features a special exhibition of Chihiro’s works amid the flowers and foliage at Yamabiko Dome, the festival’s main venue, located in Shinshu Sky Park (Matsumoto Basin Wide Area Park, Nagano Prefecture).
The exhibition booth is surrounded by fabric adorned with prints of Chihio’s artwork, enabling visitors to enjoy the world of flowers she created. Additionally, the area displaying one of Chihiro’s representative works, “Hanaguruma” (Flower Handcart), includes a handcart brimming with flowers, similar to the one featured in the illustration. As such, the setting provides visitors with a rare opportunity to reenact a beloved Chihiro artwork to create unique commemorative photos.
On weekends we offer workshops where guests can experiment with the watercolor techniques that Chihiro employed in her illustrations. We hope you will take advantage of this once-in-a lifetime opportunity to enjoy Chihiro Iwasaki’s garden of flowers and fun.