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Enter the Sakura Matsuri – Japanese Street Festival

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This weekend was pretty full for me and the cameras…my boos! Let’s see… I had this, that, the in-between, and those over there. Part of ‘this’ was being an official photographer for the Sakura Matsuri (the nation’s largest Japanese Street Festival) sponsored by the Japan-America Society of Washington, DC. I love festivals. I love culture. And I love good food. Oh, and I LOVE being paid to do and be around things I love. I should write a blog about when your passion and purpose makes pennies. Lol

Anyways… I had a great time!

Although I was there on assignment, I was able to grab a few costume pictures on my way out … on the way to ‘that.’ Getting off the train and seeing people dressed like it was Halloween was pretty weird at first, but I didn’t pay it much mind because you can really see anything here in DC. I was happy to know they were going to the same place as I.

The pictures: I’m pretty unfamiliar with the characters from the various Japanese series, but I really enjoyed seeing people dressed up. Some were really shy but others were not only in costume, but also in full character… displaying special powers and all. I even saw a few cosmic sword fights and one guy really put a beating on the air in front of him.

What I liked the most was how everyone was happy and the energy was high! These images didn’t come out as well as I wanted, but they are fun so I’m sharing anyway!

Hope you enjoy!

Today, I’m thankful for fun times and enjoyment…oh and for the pennies! God bless.

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Just me and just pictures and stories and stories and pictures.

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2 thoughts on “Enter the Sakura Matsuri – Japanese Street Festival

  1. I’ve never heard of this event. Cool pics! Oh, yeah, you should definitely write that post about your passion making pennies 😉

    Posted by Sheryl's Pearls | April 18, 2013, 4:30 pm
  2. My little sister would have loved this! She’s already getting her anime costume ready for the next conference!

    Posted by mindsostrong | April 22, 2013, 10:18 pm

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