Learn about the tradition of picnicking under the blossoms in the virtual Matsuri Tent.
Named after the Japanese word for “festival,” the Matsuri Tent has always been a must-try for festivalgoers. In years past, visitors could picnic in the park with food and beverages from the tent. Offerings included bento boxes, onigiri (rice balls wrapped in seaweed), chirashi (rice bowl with fish and vegetables), soft drinks, and tea. In the video, local restaurant Takeya Sushi offers a glimpse of how they make their seasonal Sakura Bento Box, which is available through April 21.