Famed Buenos Aires Japanese Garden Celebrated Anniversary
Buenos Aires´ famed Japanese Garden celebrated its 50th anniversary last Sunday. To commemorate this major milestone, entrance to the park was free all day.
The Japanese Garden was originally created in 1967 to welcome the prince and princess of Japanese for their inaugural visit to Argentina. Additionally, its creation was a gesture of goodwill to the Argentine public for their warm reception of immigrants from Japan at this time.
Since 1989, the Argentine-Japanese Cultural Foundation has managed the site, working to display the unique cultural heritage of the Japanese in Buenos Aires.
This weekend´s activities celebrated the rich history of the Japanese Garden through a variety of different activities. Besides plenty of music and dancing, there was a big market selling different Japanese-inspired artisanal goods on Berro Avenue.
Sunday´s celebration closed with a massive dance that invites audience participation. The dance is a traditional dance of good fortune in Japanese culture.