Japanese Cultural Programmes at Sakura 2023

Gardens by the Bay


Gorgeous sakura flowers are blooming once more at Sakura 2023, Gardens by the Bay! During Sakura 2023, there is also an array of exciting Japanese cultural performances, workshops, booths and even a JCC Cinema screening. You can enter the Flower Field Hall free-of-charge. So do mark your calendars with those dates, and experience Japan right here in Singapore! For more information, please visit Gardens by the Bay website.

Japanese Cultural Programmes, 19 March (Sun) at Flower Field Hall

Photos courtesy of JAS Minyo Group, Hibikiya, JAS Koto Group

Time Performance
11:00am - 11:15am Koto (Japanese Harp) Performance
(Japanese Association, Singapore: JAS)
11:15am - 11:30am Japanese Folk Dance (JAS)
12:30pm - 12:45pm Koto Performance (JAS)
12:45pm - 1:00pm Japanese Folk Dance (JAS)
2:00pm - 2:45pm Hibikiya (Taiko and other traditional Japanese instruments)*
3:45pm - 4:30pm Hibikiya (Taiko and other traditional Japanese instruments)*

*The content of each Hikibiya performance is different. Each performance is followed by a short workshop.


Photos courtesy of Purple Plan

Sunday, 19 March 2023, 4:30pm (Registration is not required)

In the virtual world of “U,” there is no one more famous than Belle. A singer and songwriter with exceptional musical talent and fantastical beauty to match, no one would guess that, in the real world, Belle is Suzu Naito, a lonely, unremarkable teen traumatised by the death of her mother years before.

Yet, there is one existence within the virtual world that is even more mysterious than Belle. Known only as “The Beast, its monstrous form contains a strength unrivalled and a burning rage to match. Neither could have guessed that their first meeting would set in motion a chain of events that would change not only their lives but the lives of all those connected to them—both within the virtual world and without.

Colour / 2021 / 121 minutes / Japanese audio with English subtitles


Director: Mamoru Hosoda
Main cast (voice): Kaho Nakamura / Ryo Narita / Shota Sometani

Japanese Cultural Workshops

Photos courtesy of Chado Urasenke Tankokai Singapore Association, Ikebana International Singapore Chapter 135

There will be workshops conducted by Chado Urasenke Tankokai Singapore Association, Hoseikai Omotesenke Singapore, and Ikebana International Singapore Chapter 135. For more information, please visit Gardens by the Bay website: Chado workshops / Ikebana workshops.

Touring Springtime Japan at Flower Field Hall

Sunday, 19 March 2023, 11:00am - 7:00pm

Immerse in a truly Japanese experience at the one-day-only Touring Springtime Japan showcase, celebrating the culture and cuisine of Japan! The Touring Springtime Japan event will offer a unique opportunity to experience the traditional Japanese art of mochi pounding, sample delicious snacks from across six different regions of Japan, and learn more about each of their prefectures, culture and food. For more information, please visit Gardens by the Bay website.

Japan Creative Centre

4 Nassim Road, Singapore 258372
+65 6737 0434 / jcc@sn.mofa.go.jp
Nearest parking at Orchard Hotel & Delphi Orchard