Nagasaki "Otakusa" Hydrangea Festival

ながさき(おたくさ)まつり

Nagasaki "Otakusa" Hydrangea Festival Siebold's beloved flower - the hydrangea.
Date
Saturday, May 20, 2017 - Sunday, June 11, 2017

OVERVIEW

The German physician based at the Dutch trading post on Dejima, Philipp Franz von Siebold, loved hydrangeas. He met and fell in love with Kusumoto Taki here, and they had a daughter, Ine, but Siebold was ultimately deported and separated from his beloved wife and daughter.

Upon his return to his native land, he named the hydrangea he brought back from Japan "Otakusa" (a nickname for his wife) and introduced it to the rest of Europe. He would finally be reunited with them 30 years later upon his final voyage to Japan.

The hydrangea serves as a symbol of the dramatic love story of two individuals. Please enjoy this event dedicated to this perennial bloom as you stroll through the landmarks of their memory.

Approximately 5,000 hydrangea will be in bloom throughout the city during the festival period at locations including the Siebold Memorial Museum, Nakashimagawa Park, Dejima, and Glover Garden.

Visitors can enjoy Japanese green tea with Japanese sweets among the hydrangea flowers in the picturesque grounds of Koufukuji Temple.

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Nagasaki City
CATEGORY
Seasonal Flowers
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