Sunday, April 21, 2013

Cherry Blossom Parade Photo Ops



The annual Cherry Blossom Parade uses Civic Center for its staging ground before marching up Polk Street and then taking a left on Post on its way to Japantown.



It's always a pleasure seeing what the anime girls are up to, and each year they have a devoted group of photographers capturing their every mood.



The gentleman sitting on top of a truck above was quite a sight...



...but the hat ladies definitely won the weird fabulousness prize this year.

6 comments:

Patrick J. Vaz said...

I'm tempted by the ghostly parasol, but I have to agree with you, the hat ladies carry it away.

Michael Strickland said...

As Terence and I have discussed earlier, Butoh tends to be annoying. However, big hats in any culture are ipso facto fabulous.

nancy namaste said...

Those hats are magnificent! They rival Carmen Miranda except from the other side of the world.

Axel Feldheim said...

I had to miss the parade last weekend, so thanks for posting these! Last night I was accosted by Patrick regarding my opinions on Butoh, so I guess thanks for that as well...

Michael Strickland said...

Dear Axel: Do you mean Butch Dance?

city said...

thanks for share..