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Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s cherry blossom festival (slide show)

The BBG’s Sakura Matsuri returned for its 33rd year on April 26 and 27 with exhibits, demonstrations and performances

  • Photograph: Laura Gallant

    Brooklyn Botanical Gardens Sakura Matsuri Festival, 2014

  • Photograph: Laura Gallant

    Brooklyn Botanical Gardens Sakura Matsuri Festival, 2014

  • Photograph: Laura Gallant

    Brooklyn Botanical Gardens Sakura Matsuri Festival, 2014

  • Photograph: Laura Gallant

    Brooklyn Botanical Gardens Sakura Matsuri Festival, 2014

  • Photograph: Laura Gallant

    Brooklyn Botanical Gardens Sakura Matsuri Festival, 2014

  • Photograph: Laura Gallant

    Brooklyn Botanical Gardens Sakura Matsuri Festival, 2014

  • Photograph: Laura Gallant

    Brooklyn Botanical Gardens Sakura Matsuri Festival, 2014

  • Photograph: Laura Gallant

    Brooklyn Botanical Gardens Sakura Matsuri Festival, 2014

  • Photograph: Laura Gallant

    Brooklyn Botanical Gardens Sakura Matsuri Festival, 2014

  • Photograph: Laura Gallant

    Brooklyn Botanical Gardens Sakura Matsuri Festival, 2014

  • Photograph: Laura Gallant

    Brooklyn Botanical Gardens Sakura Matsuri Festival, 2014

  • Photograph: Laura Gallant

    Brooklyn Botanical Gardens Sakura Matsuri Festival, 2014

  • Photograph: Laura Gallant

    Brooklyn Botanical Gardens Sakura Matsuri Festival, 2014

  • Photograph: Laura Gallant

    Brooklyn Botanical Gardens Sakura Matsuri Festival, 2014

  • Photograph: Laura Gallant

    Brooklyn Botanical Gardens Sakura Matsuri Festival, 2014

Photograph: Laura Gallant

Brooklyn Botanical Gardens Sakura Matsuri Festival, 2014

NYC’s largest event in a U.S. public garden, Sakura Matsuri, celebrated the coming of the cherry blossoms this weekend at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. The event offered over 60 presentations, demos and displays to educate and entertain guests big and small, and it also celebrated Japanese culture with fashion runways, a nonagenarian tea ceremony by master Soumi Shimizu, a taiko drum ensemble, ikebana flower arranging, samurai sword demonstrations and more!


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For the kiddos, manga-inspired photo-op boards, origami tutorials, manga drawing and a children’s recital were the talk of the town. Click through the slide show above to see photos from the event (and to see what you missed)! 



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