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Cherry Blossoms with Cosplay

Saturday, April 26, 2014

One of the true signs of spring is being celebrated this weekend, along with all things Japanese.

Sakura Matsuri at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden is the annual festival of Japanese culture. It often coincides with the flowering of the garden's hundreds of cherry trees.

The festival features music ...

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Look | Cherry Blossom Cosplay at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Saturday, April 28, 2012

What the annual Cherry Blossom festival at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden lacked in flowers, it made up for in colorful characters. The cherry blossoms bloomed two weeks ago, but that didn’t stop hundreds of Japanese subculture fans from dressing like manga and comic book heroes, and gothic Little Bo Peeps.

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Brooklyn Botanic Garden Readies for Cherry Blossom Crowds

Saturday, April 14, 2012

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The Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s collection of Japanese flowering cherry trees is the inspiration for it’s 31st annual, two-day “Sakura Matsuri,” or cherry blossom festival, which takes place the last weekend in April.

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Look | Cherry Blossom Trees Flourish in Newark

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Washington D.C. may be famous for its cherry blossom trees — but Branch Brook Park in Newark, N.J. has more of the flowering pink trees that are the harbingers of spring. Check out a slideshow here.

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Loveliest of Trees, the Cherry Now....

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

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On a sunny Sunday at the tail-end of National Poetry Month, WNYC visited the Brooklyn Botanic Garden where people lounged on the grass in the shade of the 76 flowering cherry trees planted in the Cherry Esplanade. To celebrate the season, we asked a few people to read ...

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