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CultureWatch: Traditional Arts + Modern Mix At JapanTown's Cherry Blossom Festival

Posted by Tom Foremski - April 22, 2012

(Photos by Tom Foremski)

JapanTown's four-day Cherry Blossom finished Sunday with a parade and a prize ceremony for best Manga costume.

It was a lot of fun, and multi-ethnic in procession and in audience, reflecting the diversity of the Fillmore neighborhood.

My Highlight app barely blipped the whole time I was there, which means it was largely geek-free, there were very few starters among the thousands of people. You'd think startups would be interested in the varied culture that's around them, after all, every business is a cultural artifact.

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