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22nd Waimea Cherry Blossom Festival

Waimea Cherry Blossom Heritage Festival
Waimea Cherry Blossom Heritage Festival

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The hanami tradition dates back to 7th century Japan when the noble class would celebrate the first cherry blossoms by sitting under the flowery branches and taking in their beauty.  Hana means flower and mi means look.  So, the Japanese word hanami translates into ‘cherry blossom viewing party.’

This year on February 7th, Waimea will celebrate its 22nd annual Cherry Blossom Heritage Festival.  Church Row Park will be in full bloom with over 60 cherry trees springing to life.  Throughout Waimea you’ll see pink banners indicate venues for entertainment and cultural demonstrations.

Do you want to learn how to cut a bonsai?  Maybe you’d like to know how to fold an origami.  Well, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm you won’t want to miss the variety of Japanese and Hawaiian culture demonstrations ranging from tea ceremonies to mochi pounding.  Wander through the colorful crafts fair and taste some local cuisine.  Listen to the pounding of drums and view traditional dance performances.

While you’re in the area you may want to see one of our beautiful properties.  At the moment we have 174 acres of ranch land not far from the center of downtown Waimea.

174 acres ranch land near Waimea

174 acres ranch land near Waimea

Once part of the vast holdings of Parker Ranch, this amazing property is filled with gentle rolling hills, sparse ‘Ohia trees, and green pastures.   Currently it’s pending subdivision approval for four/40+ acre lots.  Soon it will be an impeccable sites for future homes and ranching structures.

Imagine sitting on your back lanai and taking in the views of the Waipio Valley rim, Mauna Kea, and the Pacific in the distance.  And at night the skies are filled with stars and a magnificent breeze sweeps in off the coast.  Private and tranquil, this is the perfect location to build your dream home.

If you’d like more information about this property or some of our other Big Island real estate listings, please get in touch with us at MacArthur Sotheby’s International Realty.

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