Some more back logging for you guys. In April I went to the world’s largest fish streamer display. Fish streamers are usually put up in honor of Children’s Day, May 5th, especially at homes with boys. This was the perfect time to go because the cherry blossoms were in full bloom. The cherry blossom trees in combination with the fish streamers over the river made for a beautiful day.

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The point of the trip was to have a hanami party, which is like a flower watching picnic. You sit under the cherry trees, drink, eat, and be merry. Everyone brought different dishes to share and alcohol to enjoy.

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The park was packed with people, but I didn’t get any pictures of the picnicers or the general atmosphere there. It was very fun. There were lots of kids there playing with their families. Many people brought their pets (I got to pet a rabbit!), and for some reason there was a group of cosplayers dressed up, dancing and singing. Quite the day.

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After lots of delicious food and a couple cans of umeshu, I fell asleep on the blanket and got a sunburn. I can’t wait to go back next year!

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