Shizuoka Festival~ Picture Scrolls of the Sunpu Period ~

Shizuoka Festival
~Picture Scrolls of the Sunpu Period~

This is a citizen\'s festival that started in 1957, following the legend that Lord Tokugawa Ieyasu took his retainers to Sunpu to view the cherry blossoms.
It is a popular festival when the cherry blossoms are in full bloom, mainly because of the Hanami Parade.
The 65th event will be held from April 2 (Fri.) to April 4 (Sun.), 2021, mainly at Sunpu Castle, which is just a short walk from Shizuoka Station, and in the city center.

Highlights of Shizuoka Festival

There are many events held during the Shizuoka Festival.
Here are some of the highlights

  1. Cherry blossom viewing parade

  2. The parade to Sunpu Castle

  3. Sunpu Castle Venue

  4. Night Cherry Blossom Dance

  5. ”Oneri" and cherry blossoms

  6. Aoba Venue

History of Shizuoka Festival and Sunpu

Shizuoka Festival is a associated with the era of Tokugawa Ieyasu (1607-1616), when he served as the Grand Councilor of Sunpu and controlled politics and the economy.
This section discusses the history of that great era of the world that is so relevant.