This is the 51st annual Cherry Blossom Festival known as Sakura Matsuri (in Japanese) at Washington, DC. In 2010 the festival was free, however this year the entrance fee was $5. How come? To aid the tsunami relief effort in Japan and to put up a fence around Pennsylvania Avenue. Events encompassing the festival spanned two weeks but the most fun-filled were the street activities on Saturday the 9th.
Featuring performers such as Chin Hamaya, Capitol Area Budokai Kendo, musicians such as Uzuhi, Spirit + Noise, AUN. Watch interviews of the bands and their performances.