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25.4.15

In the city: Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival Sakura Matsuri in Brooklyn


The Brooklyn Botanic Garden is hosting the 34th annual Sakura Matsuri festival on April 25 and 26 — the largest annual event held in a U.S. public garden — which celebrates contemporary Japanese culture and, of course, the cherry blossoms.



For the sixth year in a row, the festival will be closed out with a popular Cosplay Fashion Show, which will be accompanied by drumming ensemble Taiko Masala.




The show becomes increasingly popular each year, and this season is no different. The festival will include more than 60 musical and dance performances, art and horticulture demonstrations and special exhibits showcasing Japanese culture.

By Rob Abruzzese