Chita-City Souri Lake Plum Festival (Souri-ike Ume Matsuri)
Date : 02/09/2019 - 03/10/2019
No, those aren’t Sakura, but Plum Tree Blossoms "Ume", all a different kind of beautiful!
Around Souri-ike Lake in Chita-City is located the best plum grove in the whole prefecture, with approximately 5,400 trees representing 25 species, and a plum festival is held there from mid February until mid March, when the plum trees are in glorious bloom. The festival period includes various stage events, including the "Mino no Kuni Iwamura-jo Onna-daiko" troupe of female drummers from Iwamura-cho in Gifu Prefecture and performances of Intangible Folkloric Cultural Heritages such as "Owari Manzai", the traditional stand-up comedy shows and "Asakura no Hashigo-jishi".