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International Hanami at Osaka Castle Park

Date: Sunday, April 10, 2011
Time: starting at 1:00 pm and going until 6:00 or so
Location: ´╗┐Osaka Castle Park

Come and join us for a relaxing afternoon under the cherry blossoms. This is a great chance to relax and share ideas before the beginning of the new academic year gets into full swing, and to meet with other JALT members and other members of the community.

We will meet at 1:00 by the fountain near Morinomiya station (look for our blue JALT banners) or if arriving later follow the chalk signs on the pavement or come to the area of the park circled on the map below to find us.

If you have trouble, call 080-3789-6394 or 090-6732-6482 for directions.

This year's hanami will of course be more subdued than in some years given the circumstances in Tohoku, but we feel it's important to keep our spirits up and discuss ways of helping those that need it in Tohoku and elsewhere. We'll also be collecting donations if you'd like to contribute to relief efforts in Tohoku.

We'll be joining up with the Why Not?! group, Kinki Brewers, and possibly other groups as well. Feel free to bring family, friends, children, pets, musical instruments, etc. All are very welcome.

Please bring a lunch or other refreshments, and something to sit on. Some grills may be available if you'd like to barbecue. We look forward to seeing you there!