Unfortunately, the Cherry Blossoms were not fully bloomed. We did however take full advantage of being there and make the best of it still.
When we first arrived, the ceremony was starting. They had a bunch of men dressed up in bright shirts and some women who were supposed to be the Cherry Blossom princesses (at least that's what the Mr. called them!). We weren't really sure what was going on for awhile because they were speaking in Japanese. We did understand the ribbon cutting ceremony, however.
Then, we found a walkway for the parents and kids to go up. As for us childless ones, we ventured on up the stairs. I needed to work my butt out anyway!
We then walked around the festival for awhile. There were lots of games to play for prizes, and lots of junk food. They had some of the biggest cotton candy I have ever seen! We got to see some of the Japanese kids dancing, however I didn't get to get any photos. At the end of the festival, we saw the Marine Corps band playing.