I wonder how many kids of Asian ethnicity, growing up in Vancouver, have images like this …
…looking adorable as a blossoming cherry.
Actually, how many Vancouverites of every ethnicity take the same pictures every year as boulevards of Akebono, Kinsan and Pink Perfection burst into spring?
The Cherry Blossom Festival is definitely a Vancouver thing – recognition of a city with a shifting mix of European and Asian influences in its landscaping. And in the traditions of its families.