Sunday, June 14, 2015
Sakura - Cherry Blossoms
Cherry blossom viewing is a HUGE social event. When we went to Yoyogi Park to check out the sakura, we were shocked by the sheer number of people. Japanese people are usually very reserved in public. We saw people bicycling and drinking wine, singing karoake, dancing salsa, doing marital arts with sticks, wearing costumes, and just generally being silly. It was really interesting to see people relaxed in public. We joined the Tokyo Giajin (foreigners) meetup group with some of the dude's coworkers. The sun was out, but it wasn't very warm. We had hoped some friends or family would visit for cherry blossom season, but we still had people to celebrate with thanks to the meetup group.