Friday, 2 April 2010

Hanami - Blossom Viewing


It`s official. According to the Japan Meteorological Agency Tokyo cherry trees are in full bloom right now. And to prove it, here`s the tree outside my office.

This week companies will be sending their junior employees out mid-afternoon to spread plastic sheeting in the parks and sit on it in order to bagsy the best spots for the evening company party which will involve singing songs, drinking beer and getting completely bladdered in the name of cherry blossom viewing. Except so far this week the weather has been really strange. On Monday there was a snow storm. Today it was 20 degrees. And much of the Tokyo transport network was disrupted due to `wind`. Which may have blown most of the blossoms away already.

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