Sunday, April 13, 2008
it's cherry blossom time!
uploaded to flickr by this little bento
Cherry blossom season is moving across the country right now (it's here right now, although the official festival isn't for a few more weeks) and we've been seeing the evidence. At Mitsuwa we found cherry blossom tea and KitKats (as well as potato chips and several other things I didn't feel like trying!)
And at our local Stop and Shop -- cherry blossom beer? With...Pucca on the label? Definitely not licensed, I'm thinking someone found a Pucca doll and didn't know or care that she is actually Korean and thought "cute asian thingie, put that in the photo!" This probably is foul and I don't actually drink anyway but I was overcome with the urge to buy it. So we did.
Hopefully, we'll get to go to the festival -- if not, we'll at least try and go picnic under the trees before they stop blossoming. I couldn't find any national guides to tracking the cherry blossoms, but check around and see if you've got any cherry blossom viewing spots near you!