I found out that "sakura" means cherry blossom, and is a common female first name, as well as a Japanese surname.
I have been hearing about this festival for years, and was so happy finally to go with my husband and two daughters. We drove down to the Mann Music Center, then took a free shuttle from their parking lot to the event.
|Waiting for the shuttle, the girls are ready for the festival!
|I may be biased, but they seem like naturals!
|I loved this guy!
We even ran into a college-aged friend from our church who participates in cosplay....