Sakura Matsuri


Is there anything more lovely or spring­-y than a cherry blossom? Perhaps only thousands of cherry blossoms, flowering on trees and fluttering in the breeze. “Sakura Matsuri” is a celebration of this stunning springtime display, and it’s one of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s biggest annual bashes. The garden uses the spring flowering of its sakura trees as a backdrop for a full­ weekend celebration of traditional and modern Japanese culture. Check out taiko drumming, tea ceremonies, Kabuki dance, samurai sword fighting, manga drawing, kids’ workshops, and more — and feel free to dress up and carry a parasol.

April 25-26, 8 a.m., 2015