Hamamatsu Hanami

There has been a lot of talk of subdued “hanami” (cherry blossom viewing) parties this year, or even cancelling them altogether. While of course I respect that some people are in mourning, or simply don’t have the means to have a hanami party this year due to the huge disaster in Tohoku, I do think that those of us who can celebrate should do so.

Hanami is an important part of Japanese culture – I can’t imagine Japan without hanami! That’s why I was determined to have a hanami party this year and enjoy it. It’s important for me because I will be leaving soon, and it’s important for those who have just got here, too.

So, here are some photos from our Hamamatsu Hanami party (with special guests: Team Nagoya!)…

Hanami

I took this shot at the beginning but by the end there were around 30 people!

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There were a group of “yankees” DJing, so we decided to sit near them.

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Oh yeah, flowers – we came to see the flowers!

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Pizza delivery guy at Hanami

Apparently you can even have pizza delivered…

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Go Team Nagoya!!

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Hanami

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Naturally, we headed to karaoke after the hanami party, and then on to an izakaya. If you want to see the whole collection of photos, please click here.

Thanks everyone for a really brilliant day!!  (*^^)v

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