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Sakura Matsuri (5/2~5/3)
#1
Anyone interested in going? Big Grin
http://www.bbg.org/exp/cherries/sakura.html
I plan on going for one of the days (since they're fairly similar) -- Most likely 5/2.

Sakuramatsuri is a general term for any festival geared towards catching the brief moment when the sakura (cherry blossoms) are the most pretty.

This particular one happens at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens.

They are quite fun -- Lots of events like:
bbg.org Wrote:contemporary and traditional Japanese music and dance, taiko drumming, ikebana flower arranging, Japanese DJs, presentations on Japanese manga art, tea ceremonies, and workshops for all ages.
And there's a lot more stuff like cosplayers, shakuhachi, jpop concerts, hanagasa parade, bonsai, etc.

Typically, after enjoying sakuramatsuri for a good portion of the day, I leave a bit early to head over to Mitsuwa market and do some shopping before a Japanese dinner.

It's a day trip, and I like carpooling, so let me know Big Grin

[updated 4/30:]
yes: dj, kathy, chambers, goki, josh, martha, john, alyssa, lora, stacy (own car), amber (own car)
maybe: sindy
no: jen, nikki, jesse, emily, kate, tohnoe-san, adam, eric, yamashita-san

And a schedule~~~

7am) Leave Albany
10am) Arrive at Brooklyn Botanic Garden
10-4pm) Enjoy Sakuramatsuri
4pm) Head to NJ
5pm) Arrive at Mitsuwa Market
5-8pm) Shopping/Karaoke(?)
8-9pm) Dinner at Matsushima
Midnight) Arrive back at Albany
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#2
I might be interested in going, so keep me in mind.
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#3
I've wanted to go to this for like ever , I will have to see what kind of financial situation I'm in though. Keep me in mind also!
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#4
Sure thing!
I'm keeping track of people who get back to me in this thread Big Grin
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#5
I've always wanted to go, too...if it's a day trip, that's easy! I'll talk to Nikki and see if she's interested. Smile
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#6
I keep not going, and I really have no excuse. Please put me down as a yes!
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#7
With me gone to Japan for 2 weeks next month, Sakuramatsuri is right around the corner!
So far I have myself, Jon, and Kathy on the definite list.

Anyone know better about their plans?
Stacy? Alyssa? Jen? Nikki?
Big Grin
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(03-24-2009, 04:13 PM)chrono Wrote: With me gone to Japan for 2 weeks next month, Sakuramatsuri is right around the corner!
So far I have myself, Jon, and Kathy on the definite list.

Anyone know better about their plans?
Stacy? Alyssa? Jen? Nikki?
Big Grin

Most likely not me and Jen, sorry. We've got alot already on our plates. ^_^;
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#9
Haihai~
We'll do it next time Big Grin
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#10
I might be going, but driving with Amber if I do.
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