Hanami in Yoyogi Park

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The Bunny Man, this wasn't taken during hanami but I added it anyway.

If you have not been to Yoyogi Park it is a great experience with interesting sights and sounds.  Before the salsa club performance we went there to practice.  We fit right in with the Greasers, people dressed as maids, Goths, and the occasional man in a bunny suit (he was very nice and let us take a picture with him).  However this time the park was not only filled with your mix of eclectic people but families and friends.   Most people brought blankets or tarps to sit on.  Some families had habachi grills.  It was great I sat down with my Race and Racism group members to finish our project, plus some other friends from school as well as some of their friends.  We shared food, drinks, and each others company.

Nao
  I had not had that much fun in a while.  One of the guys there had some African drums so I played along to an impromptu jam session.  The group next to us had a didgeridoo, yes an actual didgeridoo!

 

We ran into friends who would come and join us for a while then leave.  There was a man giving out free hugs...I got one!  All in all it was a great time; we actually worked on our project even though it was way too nice to actually do work.  It was definitely better than sleeping the day away after a long night of clubbing at Ageha.  I would suggest this festival to anyone who is going to visit Tokyo in late March, early April.  One bit of advice though, if you go out drinking the night before and decide to go straight to the park with your friends, might I suggest tethering yourselves to each other.  A group of friends decided to party the night before, fell asleep in the park and woke up to find one member of their party missing.  Don't worry they found her after searching the park.  Where did they find her might you ask?!  The TRASH HEAP!!!  HAHA I still laugh thinking about it!

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