Out and About: Sodden weather fails to deter Sakura crowd

The cherry blossom was out in full force, but the weather gods weren’t on the tenth anniversary of the Sakura Festival in Copenhagen on the weekend of April 29-30 in Langelinie Park.

Suffice it to say that the irony that the Japanese festival is supposed to celebrate the arrival of spring was lost on few in attendance.

Still, the bad weather didn’t stop fans of cosplay and Japanese culture coming out to enjoy the festivities, which included the usual musical and dancing performances, weapon displays and a chance to taste the country’s famous cuisine. Although it’s fair to say they were more wrapped up than in previous years.

This year also marks the 150th anniversary of Danish-Japanese diplomatic relations, which is being celebrated by various cultural events in 2017 all over the country.