Tuesday, 14 April 2015

San Francisco Cherry Blossom Festival

I saw *so* much cherry blossom in Tokyo and loved every minute of it. I was looking forward to seeing some more in Japantown at this event but seem to have been optimistic - this was cherry blossom in spirit rather than in person. Not that that held back the festivities. Japanese festivals have a specific type of food known as "B food" and this was similar.
San Francisco cherry blossom festival
San Francisco cherry blossom festival
Pooch was very disturbed to find that the Takoyaki (octopus balls) were largely made of beef - although he did eventually manage to track down some genuine ones. Me? I went for the Moffle - a waffle made of Mochi (pounded rice paste). The cream was vegan and made with coconut milk.
San Francisco cherry blossom festival
I hardly need to mention how delicious it was. The picture tells the tale.

As well as dancing and drumming and other japanese activities, there were a lot of people in Cosplay outfits. This is when people dress up as anime cartoon characters. First up, Power Rangers.
San Francisco cherry blossom festival
Followed by...who knows?
San Francisco cherry blossom festival
San Francisco cherry blossom festival
San Francisco cherry blossom festival
San Francisco cherry blossom festival
And of course the SF Giants (baseball team) made an appearance.
San Francisco cherry blossom festival
Kind of.

It was absolutely boiling hot in the sunshine so we didn't stay too long but it continues next weekend so I might go back... for another Moffle!


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