Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Flower Hat Dancers

These were some of the participants in the Japanese Flower Hat Dance at the Cherry Blossom Festival at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden last weekend. I don't know the significance of the flower hat dance, but it was beautiful to watch and I believe they do it every year at the festival. It must be a rite of spring.


Olivier said...

magnifique ces costumes et ces couleurs. Aujourd'hui,j'ai vu que c'était les 50 ans du lincoln center, il y a une fête ?
splendid these costumes and these colours. Today, I saw that it was the 50 years of lincoln to center, there is a holiday?

Blue Wave 707 said...

The cherry blossoms are a big thing in Japan ... neat group shot!

the_plainsman said...

I googled "flower hat dance" and it provided me with a link back here! LOL! But also other links to the dance known as "hanagasa-ondo" or simply "hanagasa" and there is a video of the 2007 dance at the BBG on YouTube. Thanks for continuing to offer a bright photogrph and often something to learn each day as well, Lori!

Jay W.