Travel restrictions to Japan are unlikely to change before the annual hanami or cherry blossom season this spring. But armchair travellers can still experience Kyoto’s Honpō-ji Temple in full bloom via a digital concert with Japanese flautist Kazuya Sato.
The Honpō-ji Temple, in the Nara prefecture, is over 600 years old and houses famous works by 16th-century Japanese artist Hasegawa Tōhaku. Ornate gardens envelop the temple, engulfing Hongpō-ji in plumes of pink and white cherry blossom.
These grounds will form the backdrop for Sato’s live performance of the traditional shinobue bamboo flute on Saturday, 3 April 2021 BST. Tickets are available via Eventbrite for £15 and will be available to re-watch until 10 April 2021.