Photos from Sakura Matsuri 2010

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    • A visitor enjoys Sakura Matsuri 2010. 
Photo by Rebecca Bullene.A visitor enjoys Sakura Matsuri 2010. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.
    • Japanese hot-pot cooking in the Alfred T. White Memorial. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.Japanese hot-pot cooking in the Alfred T. White Memorial. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.
    • Matsuri restaurant's chef Tadashi Ono gives a demonstration of Japanese hot-pot cooking in the Alfred T. White Memorial. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.Matsuri restaurant's chef Tadashi Ono gives a demonstration of Japanese hot-pot cooking in the Alfred T. White Memorial. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.
    • Finely-dressed visors enjoying Sakura Matsuri 2010. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.Finely-dressed visors enjoying Sakura Matsuri 2010. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.
    • Fresh pork belly is added to the Japanese hot-pot! Photo by Rebecca Bullene.Fresh pork belly is added to the Japanese hot-pot! Photo by Rebecca Bullene.
    • Matsuri restaurant's chef Tadashi Ono gives a demonstration of Japanese hot-pot cooking in the Alfred T. White Memorial. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.Matsuri restaurant's chef Tadashi Ono gives a demonstration of Japanese hot-pot cooking in the Alfred T. White Memorial. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.
    • A visitor in blue in the Lily Pool Terrace during Sakura Matsuri 2010. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.A visitor in blue in the Lily Pool Terrace during Sakura Matsuri 2010. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.
    • Sakura Matsuri 2010. Photo by Rebecca Bullene. Sakura Matsuri 2010. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.
    • Welcome to Sakura Matsuri 2010 at BBG! Photo by Rebecca Bullene.Welcome to Sakura Matsuri 2010 at BBG! Photo by Rebecca Bullene.
    • The hungry audience at the Sakura Matsuri 2010 Japaneses hot-pot cooking demonstration. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.The hungry audience at the Sakura Matsuri 2010 Japaneses hot-pot cooking demonstration. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.
    • Matsuri restaurant's chef Tadashi Ono and food writer Harris Salat give a demonstration of Japanese hot-pot cooking in the Alfred T. White Memorial. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.Matsuri restaurant's chef Tadashi Ono and food writer Harris Salat give a demonstration of Japanese hot-pot cooking in the Alfred T. White Memorial. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.
    • Visitors pose with the original sushi pillow at Sakura Matsuri 2010.Visitors pose with the original sushi pillow at Sakura Matsuri 2010.
    • More lovely costumes at Sakura Matsuri 2010. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.More lovely costumes at Sakura Matsuri 2010. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.
    • Visitors enjoy balmy weather and shade at Sakura Matsuri 2010.Visitors enjoy balmy weather and shade at Sakura Matsuri 2010.
    • A happy crowd watches taiko drumming on the Cherry Esplanade stage.A happy crowd watches taiko drumming on the Cherry Esplanade stage.
    • Still some pretty pink petals on the ground as visitors stroll along Cherry Walk during Sakura Matsuri 2010.Still some pretty pink petals on the ground as visitors stroll along Cherry Walk during Sakura Matsuri 2010.
    • The Spring Street Haiku Group gives a poetry reading during Sakura Matsuri 2010.The Spring Street Haiku Group gives a poetry reading during Sakura Matsuri 2010.
    • The Spring Street Haiku Group gives a poetry reading during Sakura Matsuri 2010.The Spring Street Haiku Group gives a poetry reading during Sakura Matsuri 2010.
    • Dancing in the Tokyo Tea House at Sakura Matsuri 2010. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.Dancing in the Tokyo Tea House at Sakura Matsuri 2010. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.
    • Dancing in the Tokyo Tea House at Sakura Matsuri 2010. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.Dancing in the Tokyo Tea House at Sakura Matsuri 2010. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.
    • BBG's Parasol Society enjoys high tea at Sakura Matsuri 2010. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.BBG's Parasol Society enjoys high tea at Sakura Matsuri 2010. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.
    • BBG's Parasol Society enjoys high tea at Sakura Matsuri 2010. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.BBG's Parasol Society enjoys high tea at Sakura Matsuri 2010. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.
    • Visitors on Cherry Esplanade during Sakura Matsuri 2010.Visitors on Cherry Esplanade during Sakura Matsuri 2010.
    • Getting ready for high tea at Sakura Matsuri 2010. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.Getting ready for high tea at Sakura Matsuri 2010. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.
    • Visitors strolling on Cherry Esplanade during Sakura Matsuri 2010.Visitors strolling on Cherry Esplanade during Sakura Matsuri 2010.
    • Great costumes for Sakura Matsuri 2010! Photo by Rebecca Bullene.Great costumes for Sakura Matsuri 2010! Photo by Rebecca Bullene.
    • Preparing for the tea ceremony at Sakura Matsuri 2010. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.Preparing for the tea ceremony at Sakura Matsuri 2010. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.
    • Audience awaits the tea ceremony in the Alfred T. White Memorial during Sakura Matsuri 2010. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.Audience awaits the tea ceremony in the Alfred T. White Memorial during Sakura Matsuri 2010. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.
    • Two lucky visitors are chosen to learn and participate in a Japaneses tea ceremony during Sakura Matsuri 2010.Two lucky visitors are chosen to learn and participate in a Japaneses tea ceremony during Sakura Matsuri 2010.
    • Visitors playing Go on Cherry Esplanade during Sakura Matsuri 2010. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.Visitors playing Go on Cherry Esplanade during Sakura Matsuri 2010. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.
    • The Sakura J-lounge! The Sakura J-lounge!
    • Another costumed visitor poses in the Cherry Esplanade tent. Another costumed visitor poses in the Cherry Esplanade tent.
    • Dean Street FOO Dance performing a beautiful and moving Butoh dance. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.Dean Street FOO Dance performing a beautiful and moving Butoh dance. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.
    • Dean Street FOO Dance performing a beautiful and moving Butoh dance. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.Dean Street FOO Dance performing a beautiful and moving Butoh dance. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.
    • Ikebana flower arrangement in the Rotunda for Sakura Matsuri 2010.Ikebana flower arrangement in the Rotunda for Sakura Matsuri 2010.
    • Ikebana flower arrangement in the Rotunda for Sakura Matsuri 2010.Ikebana flower arrangement in the Rotunda for Sakura Matsuri 2010.
    • Another lovely costumed visitor enjoying Magnolia Terrace. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.Another lovely costumed visitor enjoying Magnolia Terrace. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.
    • Minbu folk dance performed by the Japanese Folk Dance Institute of NY.Minbu folk dance performed by the Japanese Folk Dance Institute of NY.
    • Sakura Matsuri 2010.Sakura Matsuri 2010.
    • Visitors on stage and enjoying Sakura Matsuri 2010.Visitors on stage and enjoying Sakura Matsuri 2010.
    • COBU perform percussive tap dance and taiko during Sakura Matsuri 2010. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.COBU perform percussive tap dance and taiko during Sakura Matsuri 2010. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.
    • COBU perform percussive tap dance and taiko during Sakura Matsuri 2010. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.COBU perform percussive tap dance and taiko during Sakura Matsuri 2010. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.
    • COBU perform during Sakura Matsuri 2010. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.COBU perform during Sakura Matsuri 2010. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.
    • Comedy on Cherry Esplanade stage.Comedy on Cherry Esplanade stage.
    • The Cosplay Fashion Show: A cavalcade of the alternative fashion industry's brightest stars! The Cosplay Fashion Show: A cavalcade of the alternative fashion industry's brightest stars!
    • BBG’s Cosplay Fashion Show at Sakura Matsuri 2010.BBG’s Cosplay Fashion Show at Sakura Matsuri 2010.
    • BBG’s Cosplay Fashion Show at Sakura Matsuri 2010.BBG’s Cosplay Fashion Show at Sakura Matsuri 2010.
    • BBG’s Cosplay Fashion Show at Sakura Matsuri 2010.BBG’s Cosplay Fashion Show at Sakura Matsuri 2010.
    • The Cosplay Fashion Show: A cavalcade of the alternative fashion industry's brightest stars! The Cosplay Fashion Show: A cavalcade of the alternative fashion industry's brightest stars!
    • BBG’s Cosplay Fashion Show at Sakura Matsuri 2010.BBG’s Cosplay Fashion Show at Sakura Matsuri 2010.
    • BBG’s Cosplay Fashion Show at Sakura Matsuri 2010.BBG’s Cosplay Fashion Show at Sakura Matsuri 2010.
    • The Cosplay Fashion Show: A cavalcade of the alternative fashion industry's brightest stars! The Cosplay Fashion Show: A cavalcade of the alternative fashion industry's brightest stars!
    • The Cosplay Fashion Show: A cavalcade of the alternative fashion industry's brightest stars! The Cosplay Fashion Show: A cavalcade of the alternative fashion industry's brightest stars!
    • The Cosplay Fashion Show: A cavalcade of the alternative fashion industry's brightest stars! The Cosplay Fashion Show: A cavalcade of the alternative fashion industry's brightest stars!
    • The Cosplay Fashion Show: A cavalcade of the alternative fashion industry's brightest stars! The Cosplay Fashion Show: A cavalcade of the alternative fashion industry's brightest stars!
    • BBG’s Cosplay Fashion Show at Sakura Matsuri 2010.BBG’s Cosplay Fashion Show at Sakura Matsuri 2010.
    • BBG’s Cosplay Fashion Show at Sakura Matsuri 2010.BBG’s Cosplay Fashion Show at Sakura Matsuri 2010.
    • The Cosplay Fashion Show: A cavalcade of the alternative fashion industry's brightest stars! The Cosplay Fashion Show: A cavalcade of the alternative fashion industry's brightest stars!
    • The Cosplay Fashion Show: A cavalcade of the alternative fashion industry's brightest stars! The Cosplay Fashion Show: A cavalcade of the alternative fashion industry's brightest stars!
    • The Cosplay Fashion Show: A cavalcade of the alternative fashion industry's brightest stars! The Cosplay Fashion Show: A cavalcade of the alternative fashion industry's brightest stars!
    • The Cosplay Fashion Show: A cavalcade of the alternative fashion industry's brightest stars! The Cosplay Fashion Show: A cavalcade of the alternative fashion industry's brightest stars!
    • The Cosplay Fashion Show: A cavalcade of the alternative fashion industry's brightest stars! The Cosplay Fashion Show: A cavalcade of the alternative fashion industry's brightest stars!

    With more than 40,000 visitors enjoying great weather and 60-plus events and performances at the Garden, this year's Sakura Matsuri was an incredible weekend-long celebration, even without cherry blossom petals blowing in the breeze. We've put together a slideshow of some of the many performances and inspired costumes we saw around the Garden and hope that you’ll add your photos to our BBG Visitors Flickr pool here.

    Thanks to everyone who came out to make this such a fun event. We can't wait to do it again next year!


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