we lucked out with the weather this year for hanami season. last year temps were too cold and windy so no hanami parties for us. but this year the weather was unbelievable -- ahem...unbelievable at this very moment as the temps have dropped considerably and it's been raining for the last couple of days. but let's rewind a few days and take it back to friday night for the hanami party after work. that was a bit of a disappointment. a few work mates put together a hanami party immediately after work. there wasn't much hanami viewing at this party as the park we went to was dark (besides the street lamps on either side of the park) and the flashflight someone bought at the store nudged between the branches of a tree focusing on one spot on the ground didn't help too much. it was more night drinking rather than a real hanami party.
the real hanami viewing party was on saturday at inokoshira park for kat & darin's hanami party. it couldn't have been any more perfect than it was that day! here are a few pictures to share...
the skies blue were blue and people were out in masses at the park. the line for the row boats were insane! we got to the park before noon and there was alreaady a line for the boats! looks a little congested. wonder if boat rage was a problem? heehee.
that's ohji. what's he looking at?
great time. great memories.