Seattle Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival


April 15th, 2012 – Seattle Centre

An annual event for the past 35 years this weekend was time for the Seattle Cherry Blossom and Japanese Cultural Festival: A Next 50 Festál Celebration at the Seattle Centre.

Taiko Drummers – this was fantastic, the beat of those drums was very impressive.

Taiko Drummers Seattle

 These little kids could really drum to the beat!

Taiko Drummers Seattle

Yakisoba – award winning and tasty Japanese noodles!

Cherry Blossoms Seattle

Yakisoba

Takoyaki “Octopus balls” – like a savoury dumpling made out of pancake likd mix with diced octopus with ginger and onion cooked in a special  Takoyaki pan. Then topped wth Takoyaki sauce, mayonnaise, Aonori (dried seaweed flakes) and Katsuobushi (dried fish flakes) that “magically” comes to life and starts moving in the heat of the food!

Takoyaki

Takoyaki

Takoyaki

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Hahaha, you went to one too huh! The one in SF was selling octopus balls too, but the line was too line ….

    1. Deano says:

      Ha, yeah seems Seattle and SF are very similar places!

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