St. Regis Cherry Blossom Festival 19-25 April

Cherry Blossom Festival St.Regis

 Join The St. Regis Doha Hotel for a week of traditional Japanese ‘Sakura’ celebrations represented through the time-honoured The St. Regis passions of community, education, fashion, food, arts and culture.

Kimono Fashion Fusion – Sunday 19 April 2015 

Blending Japanese culture and Qatari couture, The St. Regis Doha, The Luxury Network and Kimono Master, Mrs Suemi Nishiwaki, present ‘The Rites of Passage’, a kimono show of traditional fashion for women across the ages. Sckali Design and Angel Line Abaya also unveil a unique collection with heavy influences from Japanese culture and couture.

Entry is free through Ground Level of St. Regis Hotel and the event will be held in the Grand Ballroom, starting at 7 pm.

For more information or registration, email

Chakai’ Afternoon Tea – 19 to 25 April 2015

Enjoy a Japanese Afternoon Tea experience and choose from a selection of Japanese teas and infusions accompanied by a profusion of traditional sweet and savory delicacies. A special Tea Ceremony will take place at Sarab Lounge every afternoon only from 22 to 25 April 2015.

Sarab Lounge, 2:30 pm to 8 pm; QR180 per person. 

For more information or reservations, call 4446 0000 or email

Japanese Jazz at JALC – 20 and 21 April 2015

Back in Doha to celebrate the distinct culture of his home country, award-winning pianist, Takeshi Ohbayashi, performs with ascendant trumpeter and composer Takuya Kuroda, for two very special nights of Japanese-inspired jazz at JALC. À-la-carte and special sushi menu available from 9 pm to 1 am.

For more information or reservations, call 4446.0226 or email

Celebrating Japanese Flavors at Astor Grill – 19 to 25 April 2015

Enjoy the flavors of the grill and the taste sensation of world-class Japanese cuisine with a delicious set menu at Astor Grill. Serving a set menu at QR 350 per person with Chef’s Choice a la carte options including Kobe Beef.

For more information or reservations, call 4446.0211 or email

Ikebana Master Class – 22 and 23 April 2015

Ikebana is the traditional Japanese art of flower-arranging that has been practiced for more than 600 years. Join Hiroko Kitazume, former Doha resident and Ikebana Master, for an engaging Ikebana master class from 11:30 am to 3 pm at QR310 per person, where you will learn the art and take home your own personal arrangement. The master class will be followed by a ‘Chakai’ Japanese Tea ceremony performance and a special Japanese Afternoon Tea, all included in the price.

For more information or reservations, call 4446 0211 or email

Japanese Friday Brunch – 24 April 2015

Sushi. Sashimi. Teriyaki. Dorayaki. The Japanese Brunch at Vine from 12:20pm to 4 pm at QR 390-490, will satisfy the most refined of palates and, with the usual brunch favourites also on offer, there’s no reason to hold back!

For more information or reservations, call 4446 0107 or email

Family Picnic on The Lawn – 25 April 2015

In this final celebration of the Japanese community and culture, Japanese School of Doha student drummers join the picnic to entertain and excite from 12:30 pm to 4 pm at QR290 per adult and QR125 for children, plus family fun with Origami!

For more information or reservations, call 4446 0000 or email



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