At the Burrard skytrain station, lots of people came to the Cherry Jam concert today. Some of the performers included: World Umbrella Dancers, taiko drummers, Japanese dancers, and a ukulele ensemble playing Sakura Sakura.
The Haiku Tracking balloons (an innovative project by Bing Thom Architects) added a nice touch of color and interactivity.
People of all ages were having a good time carrying the balloons around. When a young girl’s balloon got caught in a lower branch, she was showered with petals and everybody laughed.
The cherry petals were falling quickly due to the persistent rain. How quicky? Take a look at this video:
This yummy Sakurab bento box received some complimentary petals!
A closer look at the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival Haiku Invitational 2012 Winners. The poster should be in the Translink Skytrains and buses soon.
If you took a balloon home, you will find a little haiku inside the paper. You can write your own haiku and publish it on the haikutracking.com website.
Take a look at the haikutracking.com website to see where the balloons went and read some haiku.
Cherry blossom viewing tip: you should never shy away from the rain. This picture was taken today at the Burrard station. You could never take that on a sunny day, that’s for sure! Buy the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival umbrella to keep you dry and get out there! Visit the Burrard station location within 2-3 days to be showered with petals. Hurry up! (Umbrellas are for sale at Urban Tea Merchant, just one block away from Burrard station).