Plum Blossom Ambassadors (Ume Taishi 梅太子町 ), Kairakuen (偕楽園)

March 9th, 2014, 3pm

Celebrating over 50 years since creation, the Plum Blossom Ambassadors are a group of 10 specially-chosen representatives who are both mascots and guides to the festival. Though the position has been opened up for male applicants (and there have been a few), all ambassadors, both current and historical, have been female. Every year a new kimono pattern is chosen, and dressed in these elaborate layers the Plum Blossom Ambassadors wander around the park offering both knowledge and photo opportunities to visitors.

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