I’ve been doing a lot of writing (260,000 words since NaNoWriMo 2011 ended!) and absolutely no blog posting (as you may have noticed), so to make up for that, have some photos! :)
Hanami in Akashi, a set on Flickr.
Hanami means ‘cherry blossom viewing’ in Japan, and it’s one of the best times of year. Japanese people come off as very solemn and serious to foreigners, and in a lot of ways that’s true — but if you ever want to see the other side, you only need to walk around Japan during hanami season. These ‘serious’ people set out tarps on the ground under the cherry trees, and then drink, eat, sleep, laugh, and play the day away. It’s a great way to ring in the nice weather after a long winter.
Happy spring, everyone!