Opening weekend in the city
Startin from Saturday (March 4th) at 12am, the Japanese Garden will be open for everyone. Why so much earlier than usual? Well, the Japanese Garden will be celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2017! To celebrate, the city of Hasselt will bring the Japanese culture beyond the Garden to other cultural institutions. During the first opening weekend, you will be immediately immersed in the Japanese atmosphere by various kamishibai in the city center, which are little Japanese narrative theatres on a bicycle. Also in the Municipal Library in Kuringen you’ll be able to enjoy this narrative technique.
What else is there to do in the first weekend? To master the Japanese culture, you can visit the exhibition of the Fashion Museum 'Across Japan', combined with the 'cranes and cherry blossoms’ exhibition in the Literary Museum!