Thursday 7 March 2024 Digital Event
BJA Friendship Committee Gathering among the Chrysanthemum
Join the BJA Friendship Committee in celebrating kikumatsuri (Chrysanthemum Festival) at the Japanese Garden in Hasselt. We’ll soak in the autumn hues and colourful carpet of Chrysanthemums in the tranquil garden while sharing seasonal Japanese finger foods and drinks and enjoying each other’s company with pleasant conversation in multiple languages.
The origin of an autumn Chrysanthemum celebration in Japan dates back to 910 during the Heian period. This much beloved flower is a symbol of longevity and is often used to decorate temples throughout the autumn season. The Japanese Garden in Hasselt worked with a local flower artist, Els Geerden and volunteers to transform the garden into a colourful and creative spectacle for the garden’s final highlight of the autumn season.
Friday, 27th of October 2023, 13:30 to 16:30
At 13:30, gathering inside the Japanese Garden near the entrance
Japanese Garden - Gouverneur Verwilghensingel 23, 3500 Hasselt
|Gathering inside of the entrance of the Japanese Garden
|Walk & Talk through the Garden together
|Followed with sharing of finger foods and drinks near the Garden Pavilion
|Exchanging stories, fun, languages while building friendships
|End of gathering with a further opportunity to walk through the garden
Participation to the BJA gathering is free of charge, however online registration is mandatory.
Please note that the entrance ticket to the garden needs to be purchased on the spot.
REGISTRATIONS ARE CLOSED - the event is fully booked
Contact or questions
Tamara: 0460 96 21 88
Please make your reservation latest by 20 October 2023.
Registrations are made automatically upon completion of the online form.
Kindly inform us in advance in case of cancellation
FCOM will prepare Japanese finger foods and tea for participants.
Please feel free to bring any additional drinks that you would like.
REGISTRATIONS ARE CLOSED NOW - the event is fully booked