Our first full day in Tokyo. A shot of Ueno Park about 70% full cherry blossom.
Ueno Park 3/27/10
My favorite color of cherry blossoms
I just got this new camera so am working out the bugs
Yatai stalls in Ueno Park making oden. Looks so good!
more party, getting ready
Hanami is just starting
oden still simmering and it smells so good!
More food to eat, yum!
This is a few days later under full bloom
Ueno Park 4/2/10.
Mrs. HT fights the crowds of Ueno
Cloudy day but full bloom
Lots of people
And beautiful blossoms
The crowds were incredible on this day
The temple near the yatai stands
fish on a stick cooked over a charcoal fire simulating the ryori
Fanta orange, grape and Coke are very popular in Japan
Wish I was at this party
Another oden simmering
Oxtails cooking. The cups with the white caps are sake for sale
Calamari(squid, ika) and more all cooked together in a soy sauce, yum!
Frying the noodles
Stir fry starting