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Hanami in Shanghai

Friday, April 3rd, 2009

Some of the Japanese students arranged a cherry blossom picnic in the Botanical Gardens. One of the students also had a birthday, so we got him a cake. (Note that I am the only white guy in my class — I was placed into the “Asian” class because I already know Japanese and can read hànzì/kanji.)

hanami

cakeface

The cherry blossoms were pretty spectacular. You can see them here with acrobats:

acrobats

There were several interesting characters hanging around to scavenge our cans and bottles (and sometimes take ones that weren’t empty):

scavenger