Cherry blossoms are a major spring highlight in the City. Vancourites look forward to snapping pics and gazing upwards at the delicate petals. Sadly, their arrival has been delayed by snow, hail and all kinds of weather woes. But fear not blossom lovers, you can indulge in the ancient art of Hanami (blossom viewing) indoors at Metropolis at Metrotown until March 31, 2019.
This surprisingly soothing exhibit brings pink cherry blossoms indoors for a month-long installation in Grand Court. Over 250,000 blossoms combine with mirrored spheres for a reflective, zen-like experience. Stop by, sit on one of the pink benches, relax, and take some photos of this infinite blossom experience created by Vancouver Hfour studio, the wizards behind Spring Lights Illumination at Queen Elizabeth Park.
Of course, there’s more to this installation than blossom admiration, Metropolis is also hosting weekday and evening performances and workshops hosted by the Nikkei National Museum and Cultural Centre on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Kids and parents can make their own sakura artwork, learn to play Japanese chess, or learn to dance a traditional Japanese dance.
Sign up for a Workshop Wednesday class with MUJI to learn how to make your own origami sakura blossom or to learn the modern art of brush calligraphy.
As added incentive, visit the Grand Court and enter for a chance to win a $1,000 shopping spree daily!
Share your photos and videos of your visit using #METBlossom and @metropolisatmet for a chance to win a weekly Blossom prize package or the grand prize $500 Metropolis at Metrotown gift card.
Blossom at Metropolis is open during mall hours daily until March 31, 2019 and is a free for everyone to enjoy.
This post is sponsored by Metropolis at Metrotown
With over 375 stores, Skytrain access and free parking, more than 28 million shoppers are attracted to Metropolis at Metrotown annually. Major stores include Chapters, Cineplex SilverCity, Forever 21, H&M, Hudson’s Bay, Old Navy, Real Canadian Superstore, Shoppers Drug Mart, Sport Chek, T&T Supermarket, Toys “R” Us, Uniqlo, Urban Behavior, Walmart, Winners HomeSense, and Zara. www.metropolisatmetrotown.com
Harriet Fancott is the Editor and Social Media Manager for Vancouver Mom. She has over 20 years experience in the arts, tech and mom-based blogging arenas. She lives in East Vancouver with her husband and son where they enjoy exploring all that Vancouver has to offer from festivals and events to playgrounds and beaches to sushi and ice cream (although not together).