CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL – WASHINGTON D.C.

Photo Apr 02-7

The breeze that knows not how to grow weary after a stormy winter startled me this spring day. Cherry Blossom and Kite festival In D.C., a delightful annual event to volunteer in, where echos of nature drove playfulness in people that came from all over the world, to be made one. The winds were in our favor with a 12℃ temperature and a good business for all the food trucks that surrounded the Washington Monument.

Buzzing with gay people, the atmosphere almost felt like that of a carnival – a good substitute for not being able to be in Japan right now. It made my heart happy.

A few of my close friends and I went to volunteer at the festival. We helped make kites from scratch and got a great opportunity to interact with visitors from all over the United States and also the world. It was truly a delight. The trees were absolutely breathtaking dressed in their pink and white blooms. With the wind, it felt like spring gave us it’s first chill to tell us it is finally here – oh what a grand welcome it demanded.

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And obviously, I couldn’t have missed out on taking pictures of the beautiful architecture of my walk from the Smithsonian Metro station to the Monument.

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We ended our eventful evening with a delicious dinner in Falls Church at a Korean Restaurant called GOM TANG E. I got the Chef’s Special Spicy Chicken dish and it was absolutely delicious even though it was on the costlier side of the menu prices- $19.99.

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The Cherry Blossom Festival lasts until 16th of April at the same location in Washington D.C. and I recommend everyone to go! Here is the official website- http://www.nationalcherryblossomfestival.org. Don’t forget to go checkout their parade next week!

*All the pictures in this post are original and subject to claimed but not legal copyrights. The camera I used to capture these pictures is Canon EOS 50D. For more information, contact me via email or leave your comments in the section below. Please feel free to provide feedback or just share your thoughts!  🙂

xoxo,

Arushi Sachan

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