Brooklyn Botanic Garden – Surprise Hanami

May 26, 2011 at 1:00 am 2 comments

Sunday May 1st, Ryan and I were still in New York City and only a couple of miles from the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. After breakfast, we decided to walk down and check it out.

Unbeknowst to us, the day coincided with the Sakura Matsuri Cherry Blossom Festival. In addition to hanami (the Japanese traditional custom of enjoying the beauty of flowers), the festival celebrated Japanese culture– traditional and contemporary. As a result, Ryan and I got to take in beautiful cherry blossoms, see a Taiko drum demonstration, watch attendees learn Go and see a number of people dressed up as Anime characters… and huge crowds.

Oh and for some reason Spiderman was in attendence as well. : )

Brooklyn Botanical Gardens - Man Playing
Man Enjoying A Vendor Display

Brooklyn Botanical Gardens - Go Game Demos
Go Demos

Brooklyn Botanical Gardens - Anime Characters with Child
Anime Characters with Child

Brooklyn Botanical Gardens - Cherry Esplanade
Crowds at the Cherry Esplanade

Brooklyn Botanical Gardens - Conservatory, Crowd and Tulips
Conservatory, Crowd and Tulips

Brooklyn Botanical Gardens - Ninja Baits Spiderman
Ninja Baits Spiderman into Fight

Brooklyn Botanical Gardens - Onlookers to Ninja vs Spiderman Fight
Onlookers of the Spiderman Fight

More pictures of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden can be found on my Flickr site. You can also check out the official BBG-Hanami Flickr group.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. geekhiker  |  May 30, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    C’mon now, fess up: it was Ryan in the Spiderman suit, wasn’t it?

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  • 2. tgaw  |  June 2, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    @geekhiker – Ryan reports that he was envious of the guy in the Spiderman suit. I’ll have to keep that in mind come Christmas time.

    Reply

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