As I write this, the second day of the 20th annual Sakura Matsuri in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden is wrapping up. The event happens in the rain or shine, and starts yearly at 10 am. The garden offers American and traditional Japanese foods and alcohol for those who are of age and have appropriate identification. Visitors have the ability to sit under the Cherry Esplanade and enjoy their meals or just watch as people in costume walk about and enjoy the blossoms.
The focus of this post is of the lolita girls that dressed up for the event. Saturday there was the Parasol Parade, named after the parasols that lolita girls typically hold while dressed up. Parasols are an accessory used more to shield one from the sun than from rain.
Event: Sakura Matsuri
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