Cherry Blossom season is upon us!!!! (well actually it was mid-April)
This generally a really beautiful time of year when all of the Sakura trees blossom. You can always find a nice tranquil spot somewhere to just lay down and relax.
However, this is not top of everyone's agenda with a lot of people opting for the "Hanami" party/picnic. It's not uncommon for company's new recruits to be sent to a nearby park to scout out a decent tree and lay claim to the surrounding area by placing a big picnic sheet. Co-workers follow later, once their work is complete for the day, and bring the food and drinks. lots of it!!
I've yet to join such a typical party but we often gather at friend's houses that are lucky enough to have a Cherry tree in their yard and we BBQ. Last year was at Shinya's, the plan for this year's was Jun's, but due to unforseen circumstances, we moved it to Dave's.