April 7, 2014

The Afternoon Hanami Picnic at Yoyogi Park

What a perfect day for a picnic.

My baby sister N was staying with me for a week and my other sister Y also came down for the weekend, so we decided to have an early hanami picnic at Yoyogi Park after church last weekend. It was such a warm day and I cannot tell you how amazing it felt to sit under the sun and feel all that warmth. It was actually a bit early for the cherry blossoms but that didn't even matter.

I brought my ridiculously bright and cheerful picnic rug and we ordered veggie burgers and rice krispies treats from my favorite little burger shop Arms. We also had oranges, thanks to my parents who live in the orange kingdom of Japan. Pretty much my favorite kind of picnic feast!

We bumped into an old friend and dragged him into our game of daifugo. Card games may be old school but it's still a lot of fun. And you know what they say, playing cards can bring out one's true inner-self. It's so true. My sisters and I get quite competitive.

It was an afternoon full of laughs, although the card game did produce a few screams as well. We had a really great picnic and I'm hoping that this is just the beginning of many more to come!

Here are some photos:


  1. Heh heh. Kaori is wearing sneakers. See why I love this woman? :D

    PS: Yes but where's the umeshu?! o.0

    1. What else would I wear to a picnic? ;D

      PS: Oof you're right! I forgot the most important thing!

  2. what a beautiful day ! i like very much the third pic :) a lovely bunch of sisters too ;)

    1. Oh thank you, Babzy! We had a really great afternoon together ;)