Thursday, May 03, 2007

The wonderful world of Hanami

SO the thing to do here in the spring is ...of course... go flower viewing (or hanami as it is called in Japanese). Basically the idea is that you go hang out in a park (that has lots of cherry blossoms) with your closest (and not closest) buds and get completely blitzed in the park. Thats what I call a holiday. Companies also are highly involved in this holiday. I kid you not when I say that Japanese companies send the lower peons down to the park in the earliest hours of the morning to grab the 'best' spots to get stupidly drunk and inappropriate with their workmates. The big bosses then can saunter down any time they like to view the lovely blossoms floating down from the trees with a whisky bottle in one hand and Ms Kimura's (the accounting ladies) thigh in the other. Our version was definitely a little tamer. Here are some pics.

9 comments:

Ookami Machiavelli said...

Osaka Castle I think? I see cazy Lou, Miss Mah, and Kiki and Russ! And of course the J&R. *tear* I so want to be there right now!!!

Ryan said...

Awww...I miss Hanami in Japan :'(

Although, its pretty nice in Victoria too...but we dont get to have a party in the park or anything cool like that. I think I have a couple of photo's on my facebook. If you haven't seen them yet check 'em out!

Ana-chan said...

very nice. Looks so chilled out!

QUASAR9 said...

lol Karaoke
Your version tamer?
I've seen some of your previous party pics

Mr. Fabulous said...

You guys? Tamer? Are you feeling okay?

karaoke queen said...

Hahaha. Yes very chill. I know!

Cherry brossom make Japanese people crazy like, but have opposite effect on gaijin. Make sreepy and just drink more.

QUASAR9 said...

Hi Karaoke Queen
Got a view and great pics of the Japanese Tradition of Yabusame - ritual mounted archery - and other May celebrations at my place too

Bec said...

oh, i miss hanami... and we were certainly not "tame" by any stretch of the imagination! hope you had a great time.

Elaine said...

yet even more reasons to move there...
as if I need any more!