I don’t know about you guys, but I’m so over winter. Sadly, I heard it’s going to snow again today! Seriously, mother nature? It is March and it’s almost spring break!!
Winter just needs to take a hike.
Ok now that I’ve got that off my chest, the only spring thing that’s made me smile in the last week was my visit to Metropolis at Metrotown where I was invited to check out the brand new Cherry Blossom Installation.
This stunning installation has more than 250,000 cherry blossoms on display until March 31st.
I was in awe when I took my first glance at this magical display of cherry blossoms. It was so refreshing to see the pink and white cherry blossoms. It’s absolutely stunning, and it made me feel so excited for Spring.
In addition, my daughter Charley had the pleasure of dressing up in a traditional kimono at the event. She had the biggest smile on her face while she was being dressed up by the friendly, Japanese women ( who just finished putting on a very elegant traditional Japanese dance).
“Blossom at Metropolis is unlike anything we’ve hosted here before,” says Judy Black, Marketing Director for Metropolis at Metrotown. “We can’t wait to see the reactions of our guests and how they interpret this art installation, enjoy one of our many workshops, and share their experiences with their family and friends.”
We loved the display and can’t wait to come back and participate in some workshops which are taking place during the Blossom at Metropolis exhibit.
About the Japanese cultural workshops
There will be a variety of floral art and Japanese cultural workshops every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday during the installation’s 27 days, presented in collaboration with MUJI (Workshop Wednesdays) and Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre (Tuesdays and Thursdays). Workshops include origami, brush lettering, traditional Japanese paper and fabric art, flower arranging, traditional Japanese folk dancing, and much more.
Giveaways at Blossom at Metropolis at Metrotown
Visitors to the installation will also have the opportunity to enter for a chance to win a $1000 shopping spree. In addition, by sharing videos and photos of your visit on Instagram using #METBlossom and @metropolisatmet, you can also enter for a chance to win a weekly Blossom prize package or a $500 Metropolis at Metrotown gift card!
Hours of Operation and location
Blossom at Metropolis
March 5 – 31, 2019
Metropolis at Metrotown (4700 Kingsway, Burnaby)
Open daily during regular mall hours:
Monday to Saturday, 10am – 9pm
Sunday and holidays, 11am – 7pm
“Created by Vancouver interactive-arts company Hfour, Blossom at Metropolis encourages people to wander, take photos (including in an Instagram-worthy “selfie zone”), and sit in awe of the quarter-million-plus blossoms, which will be reflected in dozens of mirror spheres (with the largest being 4 meters in size) that create the illusion of infinite blooms hanging above them. It’s our largest and most visual experience in Canada to date, and we’re excited to share this with Metropolis.”
For more information visit: https://metropolisatmetrotown.com/promotions-events/events/2019/03/05/blossom-metropolis/
*Thank you to Metropolis at Metrotown for inviting us to check out this stunning installation and for sponsoring this post