Friday, April 22, 2011

Foreign Friday

Hanami party under the Sakura
April 1980

The custom of picnicking under the blooming cherry trees is ancient and still practiced in Japan. Sake (rice wine), food, friends, and music are the main ingredients of a good party.

The audio of Sakura Sakura can be found here. It is a haunting, beautiful song.

DOD teachers gather 
for a Hanami under the cherry trees
Misawa AF base
April 1980


  1. Beautiful trees, nice way to welcome spring too.

  2. It looks so relaxing. We should do things like that more too :)

  3. I really enjoyed the song, especially the vocal version on the first link. Haunting is exactly how I would describe it, too.


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