Stockholm 桜祭り2017Körsbärsblommans Dag

The Hanami, or flower-viewing celebrations, was held at Kungsträdgården on Saturday, April 22nd. While the cherry blossoms were a spectacle of pink…

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…Girls and women dressed in Kimonos were such a beautiful sight!

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As the people gathered under the cherry blossoms and munched on cute boxes of sushi with chopsticks…

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A series of Japanese cultural performances were lined up – Japanese anime fashion show, music, dance, etc!

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Even Hello Kitty was around greetings kids!

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Each performance was so unique. There was so much grace and poise!

The Kungsträdgården square was brimming with life, energy and joy.

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The significance of the cherry blossom tree in Japanese culture goes back hundreds of years. In their country, the cherry blossom represents the fragility and the beauty of life. It’s a reminder that life is almost overwhelmingly beautiful but that it is also tragically short. – Homaro Cantu

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