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Cherry Blossoms April 1, 2007

Posted by urbanblue in Adventures.
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Did you know that the majority of the Cherry Blossom trees in Japan don’t actually go on to produce any cherries at all? This weird revelation (which I only discovered this year) makes me wonder how they can actually be classified as cherry trees… hmm.

Cherry Blossoms

Anyways, the whole world knows that the Japanese LOVE their cherry blossoms (sakura in Japanese). The one weekend a year when they are in bloom results in hoards of people flocking to their local park to drink beer, eat snacks and generally act the giddy goat. This year was no exception for me. Myself, Masaru, Ben and Kazu headed off for Negishi Shinrin Koen for a spot of hanami (literally “flower viewing”). Started off wearing a T-shirt, and ended up wearing a hooded sweater and a jacket by the end as it became colder and colder. The festivities ended with that other great Japanese tradition. Karaoke. James Blunt is very difficult I have discovered.

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