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    Cherry Blossom Festival in San Francisco


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     notary01, of Daly City, California, shot these videos of the Cherry Blossom Festival held in San Francisco on Sunday, in order to document it for his future great grandchildren. 'The spectators were ecstatic especially when the float carrying the huge drums passed,' he says. 'There were approximately 200 to 300 spectators at the corner of McAllister and Polk Street. Hundreds more were lined up in the 15-block parade route.' He says he has been told that the first Cherry Blossom Festival was held in 1935 and that this Northern California festival is the second largest festival done outside of Washington, D.C.
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    45th Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival

    Sunday, April 22, 2012
    San Francisco, California -- The Northern California Cherry Blossom
    Festival celebrated its 45th year in San Francisco, Sunday, April 22, 2012.
    The parade started at McAllister and Polk Street, with the San Francisco
    City Hall as backdrop.

    The festival showcased the diversity and culture of the Japanese
    American community.

    The parade culminated at Japantown (corner of Post and Fillmore Street).

    CNN iReporter notary01
    San Francisco Bay Area
    April 2012
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