Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Iwatsuki Koen (park) and beautiful Sakura

Our Hanami Party
This is a favourite past-time of the Japanese during this season. To go and have a picnic under the Cherry Blossom trees. We made it kinda western and Aussie as well. Gramps brought some Aussie paper plates, table cloth and napkins. And we didnt sit on a mat we sat at the little table cause it was just easier. Two of my ex students came with us. Naomi and Mami both tried foods that they had never even seen before. This included salsa, sundried tomatoes, feta cheese and green olives. Gramps also brought them a piece of Sakura (cherry blossom) cake to eat. I had chocolate cause i am not a big fan of eating cake that tastes like a tree. And i mean it, to me it tastes like a tree.

Then we went for a walk around the park. It is famous for its red bridge which looks straight from certain points in the park. It is not actually straight as you can see in the photo above. We ran into a wedding party having photos there which was nice. The bride was in her wedding kimono and she was stunning.

These chocolate bananas are a staple food at Japanese festivals. Gramps had never had one so he thought he would try one.

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