Hanami Pikuniku (flower watching picnic)

  • Apr 14, 2012 · 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).
  • I will also bring sake. There is a charge of $5 for the cost of sake. If you would like to drink sake {discretely :)} please say so in your RSVP or bring some to share :)
  • 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

    What a nice bunch of people! Lets hang again soon!

    April 16, 2012

  • OJ

    It was a great day and lot's of nice people.
    Thanks Rolf.

    April 15, 2012

  • Moneesh R.

    Met alot of people, tried out different food and had lots of fun.

    April 15, 2012

  • Wendy L

    It was a beautiful and warm sunny day. I am glad to have met a lot of new people.

    April 15, 2012

  • Misa

    Thanks Rolf organizing a great enjoyable time! The weather and Sakura were just perfect for Hanami day! Thank you again!

    April 15, 2012

  • Steve

    Best Hanami EV-er! Thanks, Rolf. Great weather, great people.

    April 15, 2012

  • Seiko

    Great hanami!! Thanks for organizing Rolf!! :D

    April 14, 2012

  • Iya

    Ohanami is nice!!

    April 14, 2012

  • Rolf

    Thanks everybody for coming :)

    What a great day for hanami! See you all next year :)

    April 14, 2012

  • Seiko

    Ah, thanks Steve. That's great! :)

    April 9, 2012

  • Seiko

    Note that the Vancouver Mokuyoukai Society will also be hamami-ing on the same day at 3pm. So if you come late, you might find another Japanese-Language group there. But we have many friends from that group - so no need to stay separated from them lol. It will be a great opportunity to meet more people and make friends :) Let's hope for sunshine!! :D

    1 · April 8, 2012

  • Steve

    The overlap is actually intentional. We were hoping that the two groups could cross pollinate a bit (to use a cherry blossom analogy). However, Mokuyokai did not want to totally crash the JLM group, so we thought this would be a good compromise.

    April 8, 2012

  • Rolf

    ALL> Sunday is the Sun Run, so I put it on Saturday. Also, It's too late to change it now :)

    April 5, 2012

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