Sunday, May 1, 2011

Sakura Matsuri 2011

It's that time of year again: cherry blossom season! YAY! The trees have been coming into bloom over the past week, so there's lots of prettiness to look at around these parts.

We once again went out to the sakura matsuri (cherry blossom festival) in Hirosaki to view the blooms. We got to hang out at the park for 2 or 3 hours in the morning before rain came and herded us back to our cars in the afternoon. There was just enough time to take it in.

Corey got to enjoy a ton of his beloved festival food (including the obligatory tentacle on a stick, giant blocks of unknown gelatinous substance served with spicy mustard sauce, apple ice cream, yakisoba, meat sticks, and pineapple quarters), and I got to go hog wild with my camera. Something for everyone!

This year we went with our friend and her two adorable daughters. In Japan, the land that worships all things KAWAII (cute!!), these little picture-perfect blond cherubs attract quite a lot of attention. Dress them up in festival kimonos and it's all over- they had a following before even getting inside the castle park.

Yay for Spring! It's hard to believe we only have one more sakura-viewing season left in Japan. That seems insane. We just got here!!

1 comment:

A said...

Hi there! Wow, your pictures are so beautiful! I'd would really love to live in japan too, it's one of my favorite countries! Have fun, greetings