Photography by Ben Apfelbaum.
The Cherry Blossoms were out in full bloom at the Auburn Botanical Gardens and surrounding streets. As they were designed to simulate a Japanese garden, the Japanese community came out in force, mingling with other people of ethnic origin.
As a result there were kimonos aplenty, manga and cos players, sumo wrestlers and even a geisha girl.
Sydney’s Cherry Blossom Festival was on display at the Auburn Botanical Gardens between the 18th and the 27th August 2017.