Saturday, April 4, 2009

31. Cherry Blossom Festival Parade

purse, cherry blossom festival parade, Washington DC

The cherry blossoms were given by Japan as a gift to the United States nearly a hundred years ago, and are celebrated yearly when they blossom in Washington DC. Today was the festival parade and the streets were filled with anything and everything Japanese. I could not get over the sea of people on Pennsylvania Ave., many connecting to different periods of Japanese dress: from kimonos to these modern day Japanese street fashions known as Lolita (dressing up as a doll). Christina, wearing the heart-shaped purse is dressed up as Hime, meaning princess. This heart loves the spirit of dress up.

Christina's heart wishes you would donate to St. Jude Children's Hospital:
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