OH NO!!! Sakura Mayhem.
Apparently, if you are one of the Cherry Blossom Viewing Enthusiasts—well, you’re now on your own. Which is not to say that it isn’t more enjoyable WITH a friend, but the ‘Official’ Japanese weather agency has decided to cease reporting the progress of the blossoming this year.
I do remember watching the NHK Newscasts (sorry Fuji) and each Spring seeing charts with projections of exacting when to anticipate the floral frenzy. This year yyc hit Ueno to do that hanami thing in traditional style. We are told that many companies encourage group viewing (actually, in Japan they encourage group ANYTHING….but, we won’t dwell on that in order to keep our PG rating).