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.

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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.

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Genki Spark performing