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March 24, 2006

Early o-hanami this year?

It looks like an early start to the cherry blossoms this year. After lunch in Ark Hills today, we saw that the cherry trees on sakurazaka (cherry blossom slope) were well on their way to full bloom. It is amazing how these kind of things sneak up on you.

There has been a lot of controversy on the accuracy of forecasts over the last few years (for morer detail check the link below). It is important because convenience stores need to stock up on beer and sake (and food too, I guess) for the numerous cherry blossom viewing parties. And that means this guy's job can be very stressful. If you are in Japan, I hope you have made your plans already.

Posted by Kirk on March 24, 2006 12:56 PM