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Japanese festivals

Japanese festivals

The festivals in Japan, matsuri in Japanese, are often celebrated around a particular event in close relation to… Read more

Japanese culture
Golden Week

Golden Week

Although the Japanese culture is known for the many festivals, they only have a limited number of… Read more

Japanese culture
The magic of sakura

The magic of sakura

In the Netherlands spring starts at 20 March, though according to the Japanese traditions, spring starts when the… Read more

Japanese culture
Tanabata Festival

Tanabata Festival

Every year, on 7 July Tanabata festival is celebrated in Japan. At Hotel Okura Amsterdam we celebrate this… Read more

Japanese culture