Saturday, April 12, 2014
Cherry Blossom Festival
This afternoon I was at the Cherry Blossom Festival in Japantown, mainly to stop by the food bazaar for an unagi bowl. This is the 1st weekend of the festival, which culminates in a parade next Sunday afternoon.
There were a lot of people enjoying the street fair, so some of the booths had long lines.
Sponge Bob was spending the day as a tout for the Boy Scouts.
People played games of Go in the street.
There are 2 outdoor stages, as well as the usual exhibits & street vendors.
The origami exhibit is small, unfortunately, but these colorful hot air balloons look like they were fun to make.
I saw fine displays of Lolita fashion among attendees,
... as well as cosplay folks having a leisurely day out.
These slightly skittish furries behaved like escapees from a Disney park, trying to act natural in the crowd in order to avoid recapture.
§ Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival
Saturday and Sunday April 12-13 and April 19-20, 2014
San Francisco’s Japantown