I had no idea that Philadelphia held such extensive celebrations for the Japanese Cherry Festival until this year. I have taken the girls to special children's storytimes at our local libraries, and while we didn't attend, there was a food tasting at a nearby Japanese market. There have been archery demonstrations, tea ceremonies, and dance performances.
Morris Arboretum in Chestnut Hill as a family to watch the Kyo Daiko Drumming Crew. It is apparently Philadelphia’s only Japanese-style drumming group.
video posted by the local Chestnut Hill online news because they never featured her at all, though she was my favorite of the performers. Even my three-year-old, upon watching the video, asked, "Where is the white-haired woman who played for us?"!
Our girls even got the chance to try out drumming, which was a big thrill for them.
beginning Taiko classes on Monday evenings...not right now perhaps, but at some point in the future!
What an absolutely beautiful afternoon we had at the Arboretum! Just one of the great memories of this weekend with my mom that I will be sharing with you this week!