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Out and About: Sakura’s trees mark ten years in style

Under the cover of the cherry-blossom, they embraced Japanese culture

Picknicking under the cherry-blossom (photo: Bev Lloyd Roberts)
May 2nd, 2015 7:00 am| by Ella Navarro
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The cherry-blossom at Langelinie Park was in full splendour to celebrate the Sakura Festival last weekend. People picnicked under the trees or bought Japanese food and drinks from the stalls.

It was an opportunity for Danes to embrace Japanese culture, including Samurai-style sword fighting, martial arts, tea ceremonies, a karaoke contest and, of course, Cosplay!

And  boy did they take it seriously. Some respected Japanese beauty standards, while others just went for a whole new self-expression. Perhaps there was too much darkness behind all that pink, but we must admit that they were inspiring.

 

Seishi Suei was the proud host of the festival (photo: Hasse Ferrold)
Seishi Suei was the proud host of the festival (photo: Hasse Ferrold)

 

People dressed up in array of costumes for the event (photo: Bev Lloyd Roberts)
People dressed up in an array of costumes for the festival (photo: Bev Lloyd Roberts)

 

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The variety of costumes were entertaining for all (photo: Bev Lloyd Roberts)

 

 

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(photo Bev Lloyd Roberts)

 

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Cosplay costumes were very popular at the festival (photo: Bev Lloyd Roberts)

 

As well as interesting costumes being the centre of attention at the festival, other festivites also included martial arts (photo: Hasse Ferold)
As well as interesting costumes being the centre of attention, other festivites also included martial arts (photo: Hasse Ferold)