HC Episode 18: Blossom Storm

A celebration of poetry, dance, music and cherry blossoms at the Branch Brook Park Annual Bloomfest in New Jersey.  This video podcast features classic Japanese haiku, cultural demonstrations, and performances.  

 A gift of 2,050 trees in 1926, the number has grown to more than 4,300 cherry trees in 14 different varieties that now fill this beautiful park. Filmed at the 35th Annual Essex County, Cherry Blossom Festival (2011). 

Intro Haiku:

Under the cherry-blossoms
None are
Utter strangers.
— Issa


Banner Photo by Donna Beaver