Some people have lived in San Francisco for years and haven't been to a Cherry Blossom festival, but I was there today. I took Bart to the city and ended up at the plaza in front of city hall. The parade floats were getting ready as well as the participants. I saw many people wearing animated customs scattered around. Later on I found out that it was the 9th anime custom contest. Photographers were clicking away while anime contestants were striking different poses. Of course, I took some pictures. There're many Japanese women wearing their traditional clothing to celebrate the Cherry Blossom.
Later on I went to Japantown and enjoyed the street fair where people of all diverse backgrounds, young and old, having a great time on a sunny day. Peace was flowing like a river.