Saturday, April 12, 2014

Cherry Blossom Festival

Cherry Blossom Festival 2014
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.

Cherry Blossom Festival 2014
There were a lot of people enjoying the street fair, so some of the booths had long lines.

Cherry Blossom Festival 2014
Sponge Bob was spending the day as a tout for the Boy Scouts.

Cherry Blossom Festival 2014
People played games of Go in the street.

Cherry Blossom Festival 2014
There are 2 outdoor stages, as well as the usual exhibits & street vendors.

Cherry Blossom Festival 2014
The origami exhibit is small, unfortunately, but these colorful hot air balloons look like they were fun to make.

Cherry Blossom Festival 2014
I saw fine displays of Lolita fashion among attendees,

Cherry Blossom Festival 2014
... as well as cosplay folks having a leisurely day out.

Cherry Blossom Festival 2014
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

2 comments:

Michael Strickland said...

Nice account and pictures. The final photo of the furries were unsettling because, though I'm not quite sure how, I stumbled across some furry internet video porn and I can't look at people dressed like that without mentally referencing the footage.

Axel Feldheim said...

Thanks! I have to admit that I find people dressed in large animal costumes a bit unsettling too, & I've never seen any furry porn!