Hana Matsuri (Floral Festival in Japan) 2019 | Japan, Dates , Venues & Tickets
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Hana Matsuri (Floral Festival in Japan) 2019

Where:   All over the country, Japan
When:    Monday, April 8, 2019
Details are subject to change by the organizers, for final event location & dates, check "Event related information" section below.
The floral Festival of Japan, Hana-Matsuri, is a religious holiday that symbols Buddha's birthday.

The holiday is celebrated, yearly, in April 8th in the Buddhist temples all over Japan.

According to tradition, the believers put, in the temples, little house models decorated with flowers, with baby Buddha statuses inside it. They power water on the little houses and then collect it as holy water.

The visitor can enjoy the beauty of the colorful ceremonies.
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Hana Matsuri (Floral Festival in Japan) - Buddha's birthday
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Tourist Information Center (TIC)
10th Floor, Tokyo Kotsu Kaikan Building,
2-10-1 Yurakucho,
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0006
Phone: +81-3-3201-3331

Tokyo travel information
Dialing code: 3
Longitude: 139.69168°
Latitude: 35.68953°
Japan information address: Japan National Tourism Organization 10th Floor, Tokyo Kotsu Kaikan Building, 2-10-1Yurakucho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0006
Tourist website: www.jnto.go.jp

Japan country details
Location: Eastern Asia, island chain between the North Pacific Ocean and the East Sea, east of the Korean Peninsula.
Capital: Tokyo
Currency: yen (JPY)
Voltage and Frequency: 100V 50/60 Hz
Dialing country code: +81
Language: Japanese

Japan background and overview:
In 1603, a Tokugawa shogunate (military dictatorship) ushered in a long period of isolation from foreign influence in order to secure its power. For 250 years this policy enabled Japan to enjoy stability and a flowering of its indigenous culture. Following the Treaty of Kanagawa with the US in 1854, Japan opened its ports and began to intensively modernize and industrialize. During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Japan became a regional power that was able to defeat the forces of both China and Russia. It occupied Korea, Formosa (Taiwan), and southern Sakhalin Island.
In 1931-32 Japan occupied Manchuria, and in 1937 it launched a full-scale invasion of China. Japan attacked US forces in 1941 - triggering America's entry into World War II - and soon occupied much of East and Southeast Asia. After its defeat in World War II, Japan recovered to become an economic power and a staunch ally of the US. While the emperor retains his throne as a symbol of national unity, actual power rests in networks of powerful politicians, bureaucrats, and business executives.
The economy experienced a major slowdown starting in the 1990s following three decades of unprecedented growth, but Japan still remains a major economic power, both in Asia and globally. In 2005, Japan began a two-year term as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council.

[Courtesy of The World Factbook]
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