Saturday, April 04, 2009

Happy Hanami




This weekend all around Tokyo people are out enjoying picnics under the cherry trees in various parks around the city. Many of them are so crowded that picnic mats cover all the ground side by side and many people flock to the best spots. Having Jazz and Dixie and not being lovers of such crowds we decided to opt for a less popular park to do our cherry blossom viewing (Hanami). Rinkai park near Oimachi has a very nice grass area and lots of cherry trees with low branches to sit under and not so many people as other parks Ive been to in previous years. Its raining now so I wonder how long the blossoms will last - such short lived beauty. This park also has a dog run that Jazz and Dixie had a bit of a run around in. When we got home we went to meet up with beagle friend, Nala and some of the staff who used to work at Pet Love Cafe in the dog run near our house.

15 comments:

Bijou said...

Hi Jazz and Dixie,

Those trees are beautiful! My mom loves them. I bet they smell good too. We don't have anything like that here. You are lucky to have so many cherry trees where you live.

Thanks for sharing the pictures of your outing.

Wags & wiggles,
Bijou

Mason Dixie said...

Those trees are beautiful. Thanks for sharing them with us. =)

The Army of Four said...

Look at how gorgeous they are! I meant Jazz and Dixie. The Cherry Blossoms aren't too bad, either. Ha roo roo roo!!!
I would love to sit there and watch all the people!
Play bows,
Zim

Dughallmor Beagles said...

I love cherry blossom, wish it would last longer.....you guys have such fun festivals!
Lovely pics of the girls, as always :D
Slobbers xx

Lorenza said...

Hi, friends!
Happy Hanami!
All the trees there look beautiful! Sure it is a special time of the year for you all!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Suzuki said...

OMDog! The trees are soooo beautiful! My Mummy would love to see them...
Big licks to you
Suzuki
xxx

Momo said...

Hi Jazz and Dixie,

Cherry blossoms in your photos are beautiful! Did you also get 'Dango' (rice dumpling) like humans do, saying something you can eat is better than something beautiful but not edible?

By the way, did you know that cherry blossoms last nearly a month in New Zealand? But, we prefer short lived cherry blossoms, because it looks like they are living with all their might.

Cheers,
Cookie and Cinnamon

Bijou said...

Hi, it's me, Bijou.

I wanted to come over to answer your question about my name. It is French and means "jewel" or "little trinket". My mom was searching for an unusual name to describe me and that is what she chose. It is pronounced, "bee-zhu".

Wags & wiggles,
Bijou

Kess And Her Mama said...

We're glad to be able see your cherry tree pictures! It is definitely a Japanese treasure.

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Girasol said...

the cherry blossoms! what a beautiful day you girls had

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Pretty cherry blossom season in Japan!
Jazz and Dixie, you live in a beautiful country!
Gosh, why my mom has to work 5 long days a week and where she works, surfing Internet is like committing a crime. Site block! that's what she gets when she clicks on the external websites! I'm so behind of reading all my favorite blogs!
Please come pick up your Awards that I love to give to you, love ya lot!

Amber-Mae said...

Oh my dog, those trees are so pretty! It almost looks like snow but it's not snowing. Hehehe!

Butt sniffs,
Solid Gold Dancer

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