Kumejima Sakura Festival Photos

I’ve been posting a lot about sakura , but changing with the seasons really is a big part of Japanese culture.  There were so many events last week that its unfortunate the weather didn’t play a better partner.  With clouds and rain it was hard to get too many spectacular shots, but the party still went on.  I performed with a local band Saturday (technical problems led no video of that, sorry!) there was food and a tea garden, plus hundreds of sakura trees.

The next day I showed for the karaoke contest and stayed for several more performances and some great macha tea served at the tea garden by the elementary students from one of my schools.

A great weekend despite the rain!