The Brooklyn Botanical Garden is a wonderful oasis in New York City. My favorite thing about the BBG is that it has a large Japanese garden, which contains a large number of cherry trees. Cherry blossoms are one of my favorite things, both for their aesthetics and their symbolism. Each year, the Brooklyn Botanical Garden celebrates the Sakura Matsuri, or Cherry Blossom Festival. It is a huge, weekend-long event with Japanese art, performances and music. We love to go there to see the cherry blossoms in bloom and enjoy the festivities.
This image was captured at last year's Sakura Matsuri with a Leica D-Lux 3. More images from last year's festival can be found in my Sakura Matsuri set.