No curve was too sharp for them and their bicycle. No puddle was deep enough to stop them. -- Friends by Helme Hein

06 April, 2009

Hanami Party

All of Tokyo is awash in a pink and white cloud of blossoms. We are in love and awe with each bike ride we take through the fleeting beauty of the blossoms. This weekend we rode to Yoyogi Koen, one of Tokyo's largest parks, to have a hanami party with friends. The ride itself was peaceful and magical through the quiet back streets and small parks. People set out their tarps and picniced under any free branch. Yoyogi Park was a different situation. Every square inch was taken by multi-colored tarps that had been set out in the wee hours of the morning to mark their spots. People watching and eating took over the main attraction of the blossom viewing. The 45 minute wait for the bathroom. Lesson learned: wait to drink until you leave the park.

A few drops of rain thinned out the crowd.

With Craig and Charity drinking Chu-Hi and eating Pocky.


Wendy said...

I think I would have tried to find somewhere to squat if I had to wait 45 min. to pee! That's way too long to hold it.

The Cherry Blossoms are absolutely gorgeous!

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