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Cardcaptor Sakura Heads to Chiyoda for Sakura-Filled Festival

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge

Chiyoda ward in Tokyo will turn pink with sakura, both the floral and Cardcaptor kind. The area holds a yearly festival from late March to early April along its Chidori-ga-fuchi, a moat near the Imperial Palace flanked by a 700 m-long pedestrian path and home to 260 cherry blossom trees. The festival allows viewing into the night where the trees are lit-up to create a pink, floral tunnel.

Approximately one million people flock to the area within Tokyo to view the natural treasure, including Sakura Kinomoto and her beau Li Syaoran. The two characters are shown enjoying a romantic boat ride in the moat. The artwork was created to promote the cross-over event which includes a stamp rally and original merchandise. The stamp rally will be linked with the official Cardcaptor Sakura Call app and anyone who completes it will receive an official bromide of the collaboration artwork.

Visitors can pick up cookies, tote bags, and water bottles at the Chiyoda Ward Tourist Association.

The anime adaptation of CLAMP's Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card manga premiered on January 7. Crunchyroll is streaming the series as it airs in Japan, and Funimation is streaming the dub on FunimationNow.

Source: Comic Natalie


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