Friday, April 30, 2010


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.

You're never to tall and big to be your Daddy's little girl!

This little girl, however, was content to chase around someone else's Daddy in train formation.

Nutcase daughter No.3 does her best 'Daddy on-stage' impression


象さん said...

I forgot how much fun tako parties can be. I attended some as an exchange student, when in Hiroshima. They dont do them around here-Tokyo way- as much. TFS and the reminder.Jodie

Nakamuras on Saipan said...

What fun! It looks like your family knows how to have a great time..!! I love the strawberry picture!