Sunday, April 6, 2008

CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL


I started to do the lazy thing and stay home. I mean, it was cloudy, kind of chilly and it was a perfect day to stay home, stay inside and do nothing. But at the last minute I decided to go to the 7th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival in Little Tokyo in downtown Los Angeles.

I'm glad I decided to go. It only cost me gas and $5.00 for parking. I met a fellow blogger/crafter who gave me a lesson in a form of japanese fabric painting called shibori. Check out her blog and the clip below:



I saw Ernest Thomas who you might remember from the t.v. show What's Happening. He's producing a rather good looking man named Une (pronounced yoo-nay), who has a CD coming out in about a week (I think), and sang the national anthem:



I didn't stay for a long time so I didn't see any of the shows or entertainment that was planned outside of the opening ceremony and the martial arts demonstration. Still, I love the vendors and the wide variety of things to see, buy and eat. I hope you enjoy my pictures of my day at the festival.

Get out and see L.A. There so many cultures to experience and so many things to enjoy.

6 comments:

shiborigirl said...

hey- thanks for the video and nice post on the variety of experiences offered at the festival. enjoyed meeting you and hope to see you again!

2sweetnsaxy said...

Thank you Shiborigirl! I'm so glad you liked it. It would be nice to see you again too!

Azure Islands Designs said...

I love anything crafty...the festival looks wonderful...you are so lucky to live in such a great city!!! H

2sweetnsaxy said...

Azure - I love crafty things too, maybe too much. I'd forgotten how many things there were to do in L.A.

iriegal said...

I wish I went your site really captured the moment.

2sweetnsaxy said...

Thanks Iriegal! :-)