Cherry blossom Festival and street festival

After weeks of high anticipation, yesterday I went to the cherry blossom festival in DC.  I went with 5 other friends and it was a blast!  We ended up taking the metro into DC (my first time on the metro) which put us right outside the entrance to the street festival.  Right before we entered I saw a group of girls dressed as sailor scouts from Sailor Moon (The first of many cosplayers).

We split into groups of 3 and toured a number thin booths and events ranging from bonsai tree creation ( I didn’t realize what a process it was) to;

Sushi pillows

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Jpop band

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Cosplay (Chrono Trigger!)

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And plenty of Japanese goodies!

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I tried to be conservative in my spending and I did fairly well.  I walked away with a book, picture and some edibles.

After touring the street festival for a few hours, we walked to see the cherry trees.  Aparently the peak day was Thursday and since we went on Saturday, we saw lots of trees in perfect bloom!

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It was a lot of fun and it’ll be here again soon enough!  This also marks off the first thing on my 101 in 1001 list

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