This past weekend I went to the Brooklyn Botanical Garden to celebrate Sakura Matsuri. The festival celebrates the Japanese cultural traditions through different events and performances. The main event is of course the beautiful cherry blossom garden. Sakura represents the beginning of spring, a time of optimism and endless possibilities. The meaning of cherry blossoms in Japan symbolize life, death, and renewal. I probably spent about two hours getting photos taken plus admiring all of the beauty. Make sure you go on their website (here) so you can see their "cherrywatch" to know the right time to visit. If you want to attend the festival, make sure to get your pictures by the cherry blossoms first before you see the rest of the garden. You will most likely miss the big crowds before it gets too hectic. If you don't care for the festival activities, I would highly recommend going on a weekday before the festival. It's still not too late if you want to see them in person this month!
Dress: Urban Outfitters