A very amazing strawberry
These photos were from our last Hanami, or cherry blossom viewing party of the season, which was held nowhere near a cherry tree, but in a florist's workshop, which is kind of in the same ballpark at least!
Host Mr Date the Florist manning the barbie.
What the kids cooked: Above right, how many girls does it take to yaku takos (fry octopuses)? I'm counting five here, plus some parental assistance. Florist Date-san has three daughters, as do we, and a third guest brought two daughters, which makes a LOT Of little girls! On the left, the finished product - tako-yaki (fried octopus balls) of course. On the right , seven of the girls, the eighth, and oldest was at the moment putting the finishing touches on a cake she had decorated herself for the occasion.
This little girl, however, was content to chase around someone else's Daddy in train formation.