Hanami Elsewhere (20080217)
The FMA and Friend Emily below an early-blooming cherry blossom tree at the Polo Grounds, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco. Seth Rosenblatt (c) 2008. Sunday was a bit too cold for a picnic, but that didn't stop Emily, the FMA and I from having a bit of a Japanese day of things: We made o-nigiri, stuffed rice balls, drank umeshu and sake, and ate sembei and mochi. Oh, and Pocky, because no Japanese picnic is really complete without Pocky.