Brooklyn Botanic Garden – Surprise Hanami
May 26, 2011 at 1:00 am
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. : )
Man Enjoying A Vendor Display
Anime Characters with Child
Crowds at the Cherry Esplanade
Conservatory, Crowd and Tulips
Ninja Baits Spiderman into 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.
Entry filed under: Brooklyn Botanic Garden, New York, Travel.