Hanami am Kö-Bogen Photo: Andreas Endermann 
Hanami, Kirschblüten­fest Photo : Andreas Endermann

Hanami at Kö-Bogen

Exper­i­en­cing the Beauty of Cherry Blos­soms in Düsseldorf

POS­TED BY ALEX IWAN, 25. April 2024

Spring is the per­fect time to cel­eb­rate the tra­di­tion­al Japan­ese fest­iv­al of Hanami and admire the splendor of bloom­ing cherry blos­soms. You can also wit­ness this breath­tak­ing spec­tacle at Kö-Bogen in Düs­sel­dorf. The glass facades of the build­ing and the green sur­round­ings provide the per­fect back­drop for a Hanami picnic.

Des­pite the unpre­dict­able weath­er and the early bloom of the trees, we kicked off the open-air sea­son with a new format called “Hanami at Kö-Bogen by Little Tokyo,” in col­lab­or­a­tion with the pop­u­lar Japan-Food spe­cial­ist Tak­umi. They spe­cially cre­ated tra­di­tion­al dishes such as Dan­gos, Bento­boxes, and vari­ous Ramen for this event at Kö-Bogen.

The ensemble WAGAKU MIY­ABI, with their tra­di­tion­al Japan­ese instru­ments, provided the per­fect music­al accom­pani­ment, while DJ Fuse played relax­ing tunes. To enhance the Hanami exper­i­ence, we also organ­ized a Japan­ese “Cherry Blos­som” pro­mo­tion cam­paign, where sus­tain­ably pro­duced place mats in the Japan­ese style (hand­made in Ger­many) were giv­en away to the visitors.