This is the largest Japanese festival of the year. The trees are gorgeous. It is tradition to have a picnic of much food and drink under the trees. Prospect Park is as close as you're going to get to the real deal in the North East. A lot of people cosplay, there is Taiko Drumming • Manga Artists • J-Pop Bands • Tea Ceremonies • Samurai Sword Fighting • Cosplay Fashion Show • Bonsai Demonstrations • Minbu Folk Dance • Kids’ Workshops • Puzzle Plaza and More!
Here is the website. Trust me! It's worth it. ^_^ http://www.bbg.org/visit/event/sakura_matsuri_2013