Well, I’m completing my birthday list today; I’m heading to Hyannis, Massachusetts, for this year’s birthday trip. I didn’t get the chance to catch up with my reporting, so I will continue when I return.
Here’s one last report: #30 was to attend the Cherry Blossom Festival in my town. I learned about the festival through my taiko drumming teachers, Kumiko and Mayuko. They emceed the fifth annual festival.
The event, hosted by the Brookline High School Japanese Program and Genki Spark, was held in the high school’s courtyard. It was a perfect day to be outside and learn about Japanese culture. Seven taiko drumming and dancing groups performed amid a number of Japanese food stalls and activity stations. It was a great community event! If you haven’t seen taiko drumming before, seek it out.