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Sakuri Matsuri, the BBG cherry blossom festival, is Apr 27-28

The BBG fetes cherry blossom season the Japanese way: with a giant festival. Enjoy manga and origami demos and workshops, performances—and those amazing blooms.

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    Sakura Matsuri at BBG

     

     

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    Sakura Matsuri at BBG

     

     

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    Sakura Matsuri at BBG

     

     

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    Sakura Matsuri at BBG

     

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    Sakura Matsuri at BBG

     

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    Sakura Matsuri at BBG

     

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    Sakura Matsuri at BBG

     

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    Sakura Matsuri at BBG

     

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    Sakura Matsuri at BBG

     

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    Sakura Matsuri at BBG

     

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    Sakura Matsuri at BBG

     

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    Sakura Matsuri at BBG

     

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    Sakura Matsuri at BBG

     

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    Sakura Matsuri at BBG

     

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    Sakura Matsuri at BBG

     

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    Sakura Matsuri at BBG

     

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    Sakura Matsuri at BBG

     

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    Sakura Matsuri at BBG

     

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    Sakura Matsuri at BBG

     

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    Sakura Matsuri at BBG

     

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    Sakura Matsuri at BBG

     

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    Sakura Matsuri at BBG

     

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    Sakura Matsuri at BBG

     

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    Sakura Matsuri at BBG

     

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    Sakura Matsuri at BBG

     

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    Sakura Matsuri at BBG

     

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    Sakura Matsuri at BBG

     

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    Sakura Matsuri at BBG

     

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    Sakura Matsuri at BBG

     

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    Sakura Matsuri at BBG

     

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    Sakura Matsuri at BBG

     

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    Sakura Matsuri at BBG

     

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    Sakura Matsuri at BBG

     

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    Sakura Matsuri at BBG

     

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    Sakura Matsuri at BBG

     

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    Sakura Matsuri at BBG

     

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    Sakura Matsuri at BBG

     

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    Sakura Matsuri at BBG

     

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    Sakura Matsuri at BBG

     

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    Sakura Matsuri at BBG

     

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    Sakura Matsuri at BBG

     

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    Sakura Matsuri at BBG

     

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    Sakura Matsuri at BBG

     

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    Sakura Matsuri at BBG

     

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    Sakura Matsuri at BBG

     

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    Sakura Matsuri at BBG

     

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    Sakura Matsuri at BBG

     

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    Sakura Matsuri at BBG

     

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    Sakura Matsuri at BBG

     

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    Sakura Matsuri at BBG

     

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    Sakura Matsuri at BBG

     

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    Sakura Matsuri at BBG

     

Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

Sakura Matsuri at BBG

 

 

You might think you're suddenly in Japan at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden's legendary spring festival celebrating the peak of the cherry blossom season. The Japanese tradition of Sakuri Matsuri (cherry blossom festival) celebrates springtime, the arts and the great outdoors with a slew of cultural performances, workshops and general merrymaking—in Japan and at the BBG. On tap at this year's two-day fest (April 27–28) are live performances of taiko drumming, samurai sword fighting and classical dance; demos in such Japanese arts as ikebana (flower arranging) and tea ceremony; a far-out cosplay fashion show; and, for kids, hands-on workshops in the Osborne Garden, where they'll learn manga, origami and even the art of making spring pinwheels. Whatever you end up doing, don't forget to stop and smell the flowers!  All ages.


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