On April 7th we went to our first Hanami Party. Hanami means flower watching, specifically cherry blossoms.
The way it works is you go with a group, sit under cherry trees, eat until you are stuffed, and drink until you're rosy cheeked. We went with a large group from RIKEN. Can you see Craig? Unfortunately, this spring has been cold and the cherry blossoms have been slow to bloom. Part 2 is happening this Saturday and, from what I've heard, the trees will be in full bloom. There will be more pictures.
This is The Awesome Naoko showing off some tiny taiyaki. Usually they're the size of your hand so these were quite the novelty. If you remember, I posted an unwrapping video of one we ate in Tokyo.