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Photograph: Filip Wolak
Photograph: Filip Wolak

Photos: Sakura Matsuri at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Kimono-wearers and cosplayers swarm beneath the cherry blossoms at this annual fest.

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An early start to cherry blossom season didn't disrupt Brooklyn Botanic Garden's annual Sakura Matsuri fest, the culmination of Hanami. The two-day celebration of all things Japanese filled the grounds with revelers wearing whimsical anime costumes and traditional kimonos, plus a rather menacing group of samurai swordsmen. The cosplay fashion show had us wondering how hard it is to go to the bathroom in a bumblebee-robot costume.

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