Friday afternoon at work, I received an email from my friend, asking me to enjoy the cherry blossoms after work. I was excited to say yes. They purchased pizza from Napoli and bought some beverages (no alcohol for me with my high bilirubin issue) and I met them near the park.
Ohanami is more than a tradition in Japan, it's a ritual. My friend said if the people of the world could experience ohanami, there would be no conflict. I think so! The beauty of the sakura, the petals softly floating down, food and good friends for company. I can't really explain it, you need to experience it.