It's April and that means sakura (cherry blossom) season here in Japan. And sakura season means hanami (flower viewing) picnics under the blooming cherry trees. We joined the Georgetown University Alumni Club of Japan for their annual intercollegiate hanami at Komaba Park in Meguro-ku, with other alumni clubs such as Brown and Princeton, to name a few. It gave me a chance to use my new tiffins that Peter bought in Vietnam a few months back. I packed ume musubi (pickled plum rice balls), grilled miso marinated chicken, lemongrass meatballs, kabocha (Japanese pumpkin) potato salad and fruit. It was a beautiful day for a picnic under the trees in full bloom. Enjoy the sakura spring!