Friday, April 28, 2017

Cherry Blossom Parade Preparations

On a rainy Easter Sunday, the annual Cherry Blossom Parade from Civic Center to Japantown began assembling, and it felt like a harbinger of Spring.

There were the usual half-dressed men who were either participating in swordplay or Taiko drumming...

...and the reliably out of tune brass band was practicing on the lawn...

...with this year's crop of junior musicians.

The Cherry Blossom Parade would not be complete without the anime/manga worshipers who arrive decked out as their favorite characters. I hope nobody's costumes were destroyed during the ensuing downpour.

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