Friday, April 25, 2008

The Cherry Blossom Parade 2



Another change over the last decade is that the parade has become less monocultural...



...with blonde drummers in marching bands...



...and sword enthusiasts...



...of all races.



Admirers of anime animation also come from all cultures...



...and the urge to dress outrageously in public seems to be very much a San Francisco value.


My favorite group, actually, was a group of old gringos promoting Segways. What that has to do with Japanese culture or the Cherry Blossom Festival is a mystery, but they certainly were theatrical.

3 comments:

Matty Boy said...

I'm sorry, Mike, who exactly in that picture is dressed outrageously? Certainly not the girl with the enormous gun. She's just... fashion forward.

That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

Segways making a comeback! The whole of the blogging community must stand bravely in their way. Of all modern ideas, only Esperanto is sillier than the Segway.

Jennifer said...

love the segways!

namastenancy said...

Segways 4-ever. Plus, the multi-cultural Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival is priceless. I love SF!