150 Years of Japanese Austrian Relations - The Danube Island Cherry Grove Festival

Published: April 18, 2019; 20:31 · (Vindobona)

The Japanese donated 1000 trees for 1000 years of Austrian history and for a meanwhile 150 year friendship. Next week, the Japanese organisations in Vienna, together with the City of Vienna, will celebrate the 18th Cherry Grove Festival on the Danube Island, which is based on the Japanese Hanami Festival (花見).

150 Years of Japanese Austrian Relations - The Danube Island Cherry Grove Festival / Picture: © Wikimedia Commons / Anton-kurt 08:00, 27. Jun. 2007 (CEST) [Public Domain]

In October 1869 the negotiations for the conclusion of the first friendship, trade and shipping treaty between Austria-Hungary and Japan were started.

Meanwhile this exchange takes place also on cultural, scientific, social, economic and sporty area.

This year, as reported by Vindobona.org, the 150th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between…

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