Ohanami 2012

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Ohana (お花 or "flowers") mi (見 or "look at") is a traditional festival in Japan to celebrate the arrival of spring. There is traditionally lots of eating, drinking, and chatting done under the beautiful cherry blossom trees.

This is our 7th Ohanami Festival in Cambridge. Hope to see you all there!

The weather looks like it will be partly sunny and a bit chilly. Since we'll be sitting, you'll be wise to dress warmly with jackets or windbreaker, hats and gloves! Bring a blanket or tarp to sit on!

When: Saturday April 7, 2012 from around 11:30 until it's dark. Or we're too cold. Or too tired. Or too tipsy. Or rain. We'll see!
Where: At the cherry blossom grove in front of Walker Memorial and Wood Sailing Pavilion along the Charles river near MIT. If we move to a location with more blossoms, we'll update this page.
Who: You! Feel free to bring family and friends!

If you would like to and are able to help Mako and Mika make sangria before hand, please call either Mako or Mika ahead of time to organize this.

What Should I Bring?[edit]

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The forecast is partly sunny and dry but chilly. The temperature should reach a high of 13°C/54°F. It might be windy. Bring enough warm clothes to stay outside for some time. Coats, sweatshirts, blankets, hats, gloves, and things to bundle up in are a good idea. Also feel free to bring games, musical instruments, delicious things to eat or snack on and drinks to keep you hydrated. We'll be providing drinks as well.

In terms of alcohol: Be advised that this is a public place so please take care to be discreet. Obviously, that means no drinking out of marked bottles, for example. We'll have sangria in coolers and cups.

Drinks[edit]

Be discreet! Add things here if you're bringing them:

  • Sangria (Acetarium)
  • Mulled Cider (Badassetarium)
  • list items like this

Food[edit]

Add things you're bringing here:

  • Matzoh (Noah)
  • Udon (Alex)
  • Chips (Alex)
  • Inari? (Mika)
  • 2 small/normal sized containers of hummus + pita (Chris & Mad)
  • muffins (Shun-ling)
  • Doritos and Cheetos (Taraneh & Mehdi)
  • list items like this

Other[edit]

  • Paper Napkins (Acetarium)
  • Cups (Acetarium)
  • Paper bowls (Badassetarium)
  • list items like this

Contact Information[edit]

In case you get lost or can't find us or want to find out how things are going, you can call Mako or Mika:

Previous Ohanamis[edit]