This past weekend we attended the Cherry Blossom Festival at Seattle Center. It is put on every year by the Japanese community in our city and features two of my favorite things: food and drums. There are also other things like calligraphy and flower arranging (Ikebana) and Aikido demonstrations and sumi painting, but I go for the food and the Taiko drums. Someday I am going to plan a trip to Japan just for a Taiko festival as I could watch the different groups with their amazing choreography all day. And being a festival, I bet they would have stalls with food on a stick! What more could I ask for???