Hanami Pikuniku (flower watching picnic)

  • April 14, 2013 · 1:00 PM
  • Queen Elizabeth Park

"hana" means Flower and "mi" is to watch/look
Hanami is a tradition in Japan of watching Cherry Blossoms (Sakura) flowers usually in the spring-time. We will try it here too :-)

We will meet near the Sakura trees on the South-West side of the park.  (If all else fails, just keep walking until you see Sakura Trees :)

Please bring plates and glasses.

 

  • We need some picnic blankets! Please bring some picnic blankets if you have some extras (or a tarp).
  • Everybody is expected to bring something (food or drink)! It doesn't have to be a lot, just enough for everybody to get a taste. Please say what you will bring in your RSVP so we can avoid 20 orders of sushi.
  • If you have some fun picnic toys (like a frisbee or a football) feel free to bring it

I will send out a message if it is going to be cancelled because of rain on the morning of April 14th. Lets hope for some nice weather!

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  • Alia

    Lots of fun! Thanks!

    April 15, 2013

  • AKANE

    It was a bit cold when the sun was hiding, but it turned out to be a great afternoon! Lots of great & creative food. I was impressed!

    April 14, 2013

  • Rolf

    Weather was fantastic!

    2 · April 14, 2013

  • Alex W.

    Excellent, just a bit cold (as always)

    April 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great day, super friendly people!

    April 14, 2013

  • AKANE

    Sun is out in East Van! Got crackers & hummus. I'll prob there ard[masked]

    April 14, 2013

  • Hugh M R

    Ill be there around 130-145. Any organizers have a number they feel comfortable getting contacted at(just in case the location changes)

    April 14, 2013

  • Alex W.

    We are at the park with yummy food. No rain and blue patches in the sky. :-)

    April 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for your comments and help, think I will sit this one out but could we try again next weekend if it is a poor showing or rain shortens the picnic?

    April 14, 2013

  • Chris

    Hey guys, I won't be able to make it out there today. Have some things to do, but I should be able to come next time.

    April 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    You can see your breath in New West and it is overcast, any better near the park? Brian

    April 14, 2013

    • Ryoko N.

      Hi
      I know a new cafe near King Edward station
      They have variety of teas and afternoon high tea
      If the number of us is not so high, it will be nice (around 10)

      April 14, 2013

    • Ryoko N.

      Here
      4018 Cambie st
      http://luvcravings.co...­

      April 14, 2013

  • AKANE

    1st time joining this group! I'll get something like salad on the way.

    April 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi! It will be my first time in this group, very anxious =)
    I am thinking of bringing fruits on whip cream!

    April 13, 2013

  • Kirsten

    Rolf, thanks in advance for sending out an email based on the weather. My family and I are excited about the picnic but won't be able to make it if it's drizzly or wet - our aka-chan won't fare well in cold rain...

    April 13, 2013

  • j

    what if it rains?

    April 12, 2013

    • Rolf

      I will send a message out if it rains.

      April 12, 2013

  • j

    i will bring pop

    April 12, 2013

  • Chris

    Okay if I bring some ramen and a soccer ball? I really don't have much other food that's suitable for a picnic. The matter of cooking the ramen is another situation altogether. Anyone have a portable grill to boil water on? I do have some blankets that would work for a picnic though.

    April 12, 2013

  • 곽케빈

    Hi Rolf & Seiko. I'm going to bring the sun. j/k Probably bring some japanese rice balls (finger food).

    April 8, 2013

    • Seiko

      안녕 케빈! 오랜만에~ I do hope there will be sunshine! ㅎㅎㅎSee you then!

      April 12, 2013

  • Kai P.

    Hi all,
    just wondering how late most people are planning on staying. I have accidentally double booked myself and would like to attend both dates I have on this day.

    April 8, 2013

    • Alex W.

      In my experience some people come later and others leave early. I expect to be there until 4pm or so. But I have seen people leave before that in the previous years.

      April 9, 2013

  • Kyle

    Im just arrived in van from japsn :) I'd like to make friends here . If I had time I make some Japanese food!

    April 8, 2013

  • Dag S.

    My son Married a Japanese girl and gave us the most wonderful gift in the form of a most beautiful granddaughter. I love Japan and my Japanese family but they do not speak English (that is my son's in-laws who are wonderful and generous with their hospitality). I visit as often as I can but really need better Japanese language skills

    April 8, 2013

  • Javier

    Such a good idea... asoko de aimashooo

    April 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will bring some nice fruit, grapes and such.

    April 8, 2013

  • Larry C.

    it's going to be my first meetup hopefully I can make some new japanese friends

    April 8, 2013

  • Sam H

    I'll bring a mixed-vegetable dish

    April 5, 2013

  • wally

    May I join in?

    April 4, 2013

    • Seiko

      Yes of course!

      April 5, 2013

  • Kirsten

    We will bring soda or something. Looking forward to it!

    April 4, 2013

  • Iya

    Out of town... :(

    April 3, 2013

  • Miho

    I'm thinking to bring onigiri(rice balls)!

    April 3, 2013

  • Andi B.

    Gluten free muffins! chocolate of course.

    April 2, 2013

  • Miho

    Hi everyone:-) It's gonna be my very first meetup! I miss Hanami a lot. So glad to find this meetup:) Can't wait!

    April 1, 2013

  • Jeffrey

    I've got a rehearsal - I'll be down Saturday, though!

    March 31, 2013

  • Rika

    sorry, can't make it this time.

    March 30, 2013

  • Noriko H.

    Hi it is my first time to join this meetup! Nice to meet you and Im looking forwart meeting new people!

    1 · March 24, 2013

  • Ricardo

    Great!!

    March 24, 2013

  • Ryoko N.

    It is the second time to join the meetup group, look forward to seeing my future friends!

    1 · March 23, 2013

  • Alex W.

    Cupcakes here!

    1 · March 19, 2013

  • Rolf

    I'm gonna bring some stir fry!

    1 · March 19, 2013

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