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Hirosaki Sakura Matsuri 5/4 @ 2 PM

Hirosaki Sakura Matsuri 5/4 @ 2 PM

Who: Everyone! JETs, Misawa peeps, Shariki friends, Japanese folk What: Cherry Blossom Festival hangout/picnic (Bring your own food/drinks) When: Saturday 5/4 starts at 2 Where: Hirosaki Park Check out this link for the meeting spot. In case of RAIN, we will meet under the small covered area right above the spot labeled “food” on the … Continue reading

And the winner is…

Before I introduce the winner of the May/June Sakura Photo Contest, I want to give a big thanks to all of our amazing photographers and to everyone that took the time to vote! Many people were impressed with the submissions. ALL photos received votes!  I am pleased to announce that the winner of our first … Continue reading

Sakura Photo Contest VOTING!

Voting is now open for the “Cherry Blossoms (Sakura)” photo contest! Please view the amazing photos and cast your vote for the most deserving photo. One lucky winner will win BURGERS AND DOGS at the AJET Luau. Only one vote per person. The deadline for voting is Thursday, June 21st with the winner announced on the … Continue reading

5/4 Sakura Matsuri Pictures!

A big and warm THANK YOU to everyone who took the trek over to Hirosaki last Friday despite the rain! We had such a great time! I know the blossoms were nothing like you had hoped, but luckily everyone was so positive and fun-loving that we all had a chance to laugh together! We had … Continue reading

Hirosaki Sakura Matsuri 5/4

Come out and enjoy one of Japan’s most famous Cherry Blossom Festivals with some of the JET community! We know a lot of us are taking full advantage of Golden week vacation days, but we also know that a big chunk of us are stickin around Aomori to enjoy Hanami! That’s where we come in! … Continue reading

Cherry Blossoms of Aomori

Aomori is blessed with dozens of beautiful places to celebrate spring. But there’s a lot more than just flowers at Aomori’s cherry blossom festivals. At different festivals you can catch a horse archery contest (yabusame), dancing and singing competitions, shamisen concerts, baseball tournaments, and tons of great food. Do you want to watch fireworks, see an ancient … Continue reading

April Happenings

April Events – Courtesy of Jeff Howick! It seems that spring is scheduled to arrive this month, because there are tons of cherry blossom festivals scheduled to begin at the end of April. Although it’s difficult to imagine everything will be blooming in just a few weeks, everyone assures me that it will happen. So … Continue reading