Let’s Celebrate the Spring!

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Pink colored flowers, who don’t like it?

Sakura Matsuri (Cherry Blossom) festival does not happen in Japan only. America also celebrate the Spring.

I go to Botanic Garden for sakura almost every year, but I have never attended a Sakura Matsuri before. Last weekend was just the time when the annual Sakura Matsuri festival was, so I decided to go there to celebrate springtime and my birthday.

There are more than 10,000 breeds of plants at the garden, so you can see many other beautiful flowers and trees there besides sakura. AND, there were some other activities holding at the festival meanwhile, such as taiko drumming, tea ceremonies, J-rock and pop music performance, and more. Cosplay fashion is another part I get excited for too.

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Our lunch: vegetable and fried chicken bento. The bentos make the festival more “Japanese”, but the lunch is a little expensive. It’s like $15 for each.

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More sakura =]

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And other beautiful flowers.

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Many cosplayers were there. They all look cute. Ask them for a picture, they are very nice and friendly. Don’t be shy. (I wish I was wearing my yukata… =[)

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These 2 girls got the most attentions from people that day.

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There they are again.

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Children rolling from the hill lol

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We walked almost all parts of the garden. This Japanese theme park is one of my favorite part; the other one is, of course, sakura trees.

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Someone handed me this cute postcard.

“Those who are loved succeed more…” Aww, I wish I was Pikachu.

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After a day at Sakuara Matsuri, we went to St. Marks for dinner. Kenka is one of my favorite Japanese restaurants at St. Marks, but the line there is ALWAYS very very long. Luckily the time we got time was quite early, so we didn’t have to wait too long to get in and sit down for good food.

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Customers can make their own cotton candy for dessert. And it is FREE! Hehe~ I like this idea!

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My birthday ended with lots of sakura, Japanese food, and a big big full moon. Hope this year will be a better year for me.

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