Although the sakura have probably fallen by this time that I am finally writing this, I would like to share some pictures from Sakura Matsuri at the Brooklyn Botanical gardens.
Sakura Matsuri was held on April 28th at the Botanical Gardens in Brooklyn. I danced with the Hanagasa performers. They are a Japanese Folk Dance group based here in Manhattan. They offer classes and hold different events throughout the year.
Hanagasa means “flower straw hat” in English. This is the Hangasa Odori (Odori means dance). It is a Japanese folk Dance that originated in the Yamagata prefecture in Japan.
I danced with Haru-chan and the other children. It was a beautiful day and we were really lucky to have such good weather.
Here I am with my friend Kazumi-san (who is also took these great pictures for me!)