If you've never seen a cherry blossom tree in full bloom, you need to check out Sakura Matsuri at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden this spring. 

Sure, you can check out the "Cherrywatch" on the Brooklyn Botanic Garden's homepage to see the cherry trees various stages of bloom before you head out to see them in person. 

There's nothing wrong with that. That's perfectly fine. You do you. On the other hand, you could just wait for Sakura Matsuri. 

Sakura Matsuri is a festival celebrating historical and contemporary Japanese culture under the roof of blooming cherry blossom branches. 

Sakura Matsuri runs Saturday, April 30th until Sunday, May 1st, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. 

Some of the attractions include performances of the Kabuki Buyo dance, a samurai sword presentation performed by martial arts masters, cosplay crafting, tea ceremonies and lectures, and book signings. 

This year's festival marks the 35th anniversary of Sakura Matsuri at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. 


Whether you're interested in checking out the beautiful florals and foliage in the park, participate in workshops, or shopping, there's something for everyone. 


So, we'll see you there?

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[via TimeOut] [Feature Image Courtesy Instagram]