UPDATE: Here are the photos from today’s festivities on Flickr:
Cherry Blossom Parade 2009
It was a HOT beautiful day and the kids did great!

Just in case you are heading to J-town for the Cherry Blossom Festival and Parade this weekend…

On Sunday 4/19 @ 1pm, we will be marching in the parade down Post Street! Look for the kids/families of Rosa Parks JBBP (Japanese Bilingual Bicultural Program) singing along to a customized, Japanese-ized version of “We Are Family.”

Our group is #14, sort of near the front of the parade (just a few back after the amazing drumming of San Francisco Taiko Dojo), and most of the younger kids enter at Laguna, since they can’t make the full trek all the way from City Hall.

Here is a video from last year’s parade:

Also, the JBBP has a fundraising booth selling super yummy Sakura Popcorn — JBBP’s own addictive, savory-sweet popcorn with Japanese “furikake” and rice crackers (think Japanese kettle corn). You don’t want to miss the tasty goodness…

Here is a link to the Cherry Blossom informational website for more info on the festival and parade:

Hope to see you there, and arigato gozaimasu!