A popular pastime for “east-coasters” during the spring is to head to the nation’s capital and take in the cherry blossoms. This year marks the 100th year of the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C. The festival will commemorate the first anniversary of the Tohoku Region Earthquake and Tsunami, and the fortitude the people of Japan endured..

This is a long trip for those residing on the western half of the country. However, they are preparing to celebrate their 45th premier tradition with the Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival. Its popularity is attributed by the more than 200,000 in attendance, all to take pleasure in a fin-filled showcase highlighting the diversity of Japanese culture.

For 2012, the event is held on Saturday(s) and Sunday(s) April 14-15 and April 21-22.  Join in the festivities to celebrate the cherry blossoms in full display and more in San Francisco’s Japantown. Cultural performances, including the martial arts are a few of the treats for these four days.

Music, the annual Queen Program, and an abundance of food booths reach the public. For the fair's finale there is a Grand Parade. This event may be number two outside of Washington, D.C. to celebrate the springtime blooms of the cherry trees but San Francisco certainly tries harder.

With upcoming cherry blossom season and many festivals taking place throughout the world, add that spring and smiling trend with an authentic Louis Vuitton Flerus Pochette Handbag.

This limited edition that Rachel McAdams owns will mix into any festivities and is designed by Japanese artist, Takashi Murakami. Besides the traditional LV monogram canvas, it will only make one smile by its  blossoming and smiling flower patterns placed all over the pouch.

The LV monogram canvas is complimented with attractive leather trimming with gold tone studs and other hardware.

The pre-owned Flerus Pochette is a collectible item and should not only be considered a designer handbag but contemporary art to carry along.

The used pouch can be hand-held or carried on the arm by its dual strap handles.  An added adorable bow offers an edge to the traditionally feminine styling.

The top zipper opening reveals an interior that is based in soft tan alcantara fabric and offers just the right amount of space for personal effects.

Allow the essence and symbol of spring on the arm with an authentic Louis Vuitton Flerus Pochette by Takashi Murakami.