The delicate pink flowers that bloom in Japan are making their way to Austin this spring.

Lucky Robot Japanese Kitchen (1303 S. Congress Ave.) is celebrating Japan’s sakura, or cherry blossom, season with a pop-up installation March 11. This is the second year Lucky Robot will bring artificial cherry blossoms to Austin. Last year’s installation also used artificial blooms.

The installation will feature more than 550 pounds of cherry blossoms hand-strung through the restaurant to mimic the famed floral canopies that hang over the rivers of Japan, according to a representative for Lucky Robot.

Lucky Robot owner Adam Weisberg partnered with Monarch Florals’ Fabian Salcedo to bring the cherry blossom experience to Austin. Salcedo is a University of Texas alumnus and has 10 years of floral experience in Austin, according to Monarch Event Rentals’ website.


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