Life of a Wallflower, 24 – Cherry Blossom Festival

It’s been such a warm weekend, perfect for the cherry blossom festival at Japantown in San Francisco. The event takes place two weekends, this past weekend (April 11-12) and next weekend (April 18-19). There were so many people attending. Some were from out of town. Many were there for the food and performances. But the main attraction this year?

Cherry Blossom Festival | Cooking with a Wallflower

The Hello Kitty Café food truck which is originally from Southern California. The pink truck with the image of Hello Kitty is hard to miss.

Cherry Blossom Festival | Cooking with a Wallflower

Or the crowd of people waiting for hours to buy Hello Kitty themed donuts, petit fours, and macarons. I was really in line just to keep my friend company. But look at all those people. This is at around 10:30 in the morning. The line never dwindles down.

Cherry Blossom Festival | Cooking with a Wallflower

Cherry Blossom Festival | Cooking with a Wallflower

Cherry Blossom Festival | Cooking with a Wallflower

Other highlights of the festival included different Japanese food that helps local schools and organizations.

Kitsune udon with kimchi.

Cherry Blossom Festival | Cooking with a Wallflower

Teriyaki spam musubi.

Cherry Blossom Festival | Cooking with a Wallflower

Sakura popcorn, which are rice cracker flavored popcorn.

Cherry Blossom Festival | Cooking with a Wallflower

Mochi waffles were really amazing and chewy. I got the cherry blossom special which came with azuki bean paste, coconut whipped cream, and green tea ice cream.

Cherry Blossom Festival | Cooking with a Wallflower

Cherry Blossom Festival | Cooking with a Wallflower

Frozen hot chocolate with a hint of cinnamon.

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And of course, there were tons of crafts and artwork sold at the festival. But out of respect for the artist, we weren’t allowed to take photos of most of the items sold.

Cherry Blossom Festival | Cooking with a Wallflower

Cherry Blossom Festival | Cooking with a Wallflower

If you have the chance to go, you definitely should. There’s still one more weekend.

 

 

 

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20 comments

  1. lehea1212 says:

    Looks like you had a blast! What day did you go? I checked out the HK Cafe truck on Saturday. The lengths people will go to see it is crazy. I would have loved to stay and try out the food vendors, but I had to run errands and deliver the treats I bought from the truck to some friends.

      • RCubed says:

        I ended up being first in line for Saturday, which was not what I had expected to happen at all. I thank good timing for the opportunity. I was pretty much in and out of there once I got what I needed.

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