Today was Philadelphia’s big day for the Cherry Blossom Festival. Sakura Sunday, the cultural peak of the week, finally arrived and brought a few surprises. As I mentioned in earlier posts of the fest, I anticipated a day of flower-gawking, punctuated with small activities (I so was ready for some origami and calligraphy). Well, somewhere along the road I missed the memo that the anime industry has a HUGE following here and events like these virtually serve as mini conventions for all its enthusiasts. So, the day turned out to be a character-chasing extravaganza. Here are just a few.
These nice ladies below were the first we noticed in costume. They said the reason for their attire was “just something to do”. Ok…
Sailor Mars. She was costume number two spotted. Still hadn’t clicked yet.
These were made from scratch. By this point, it was clear.
Inspired by “My Little Pony”.
And of course, a little vending.
We did finally get some flower qt.
Fun times. The end 🙂