Ume Yume Festa
The Ume Yume Festa, featuring yosakoi and hip-hop dance, music performances and a flea market with over 100 booths, was held on February 8 and 22, 2009 in Umegaoka Shotengai, Setagaya near Tokyo.
Both old and young participated in the performances, with a cultural contrast from traditional Japanese dance …
… to modern hip-hop dance.
The highlight was a performance and parade through the streets by the Komazawa University Ducky Marching Band.
The nearby Hanegi Koen (park), with its 700 plum trees, attracted many people to sit in the park, eat and drink, and enjoy the plum flower blossoms.
Below are close-ups of a couple of the plum blossoms (ume).