Cherry Blossom Festival
Posted by meronpan on April 11, 2009
San Francisco’s Japan Town has its fair share of festivals and such throughout the year. Today I actually remembered to bring my camera while attending the Cherry Blossom Festival.
Really beautiful day, but unfortunately that meant bigger crowds ^^;
Was raining really recently so was nice to have such a turn around.
As one of the bigger festivals they have (perhaps the biggest?), the street is closed to road traffic and booths are everywhere.
Near the pagoda they have a stage for performances… taiko drums while I was there.
Forgive the terrible video but I was far away and zoomed in on my camera ^^;
It ain’t ueno park or the meguro river… but I’ll take what I can get here in the states… sakura!
Hmm looks like I went a little sakura wild… thumbnails for the rest ^^; (of course, click for full size)
mmmm truly a great day to be out.
Despite being a cherry blossom fesitval there’s really nowhere to enjoy the sakura orz
If you head in the malls there’s a handful of exhibits and such.
The framed pic below is actually some awesome needlework.
Sword exhibit was pretty neat. I believe it was a club of folk who were displaying their collections so nothing was for sale.
Mostly swords, but not completely :P
Various eats to be eaten. Had some yakisoba.
Forgot to snap a pic but the line for takoyaki is always insane. I woulda loved to have some… but jeez, it’s just takoyaki! Wasn’t going to wait for a half hour for that -_-
Another stage down the street for other music performances.
On the way back home, along the Great Highway.
Had half a mind to stop and just take more photos… didn’t so these are a just a few from the car ^^;
…and that’s why I haven’t finished my haruhi & yami reviews :P Hope to fix that soon ^_^
Are there events like this in your area? How are they?