Cherry blossom season is a magical time to experience the joy of being in Japan and to celebrate the start of spring under blooming cherry blossom trees!
The Kyushu team organized a Hanami or cherry blossom viewing event on the 30th of March in Maizuru Park, Fukuoka. It was a perfect sunny day to enjoy the Sakura trees in full bloom. The event started at 10:30 am, but the numbers kept increasing till 2:00 pm. A hearty lunch followed, consisting of snacks and drinks, sponsored by both MSA and scholars participating in the event.
The MVP of the event was Maximiano Cassal from Brazil, who baked and brought a delicious chocolate cake. After some hours chatting and getting to know each other while sitting under cherry blossom trees, the scholars and their friends attending the event walked around Maizuru park and checked out the ruins of the Fukuoka Castle.
The event came to an end at around 5 pm, with the promise of meeting again during the spring intake welcome event.
Hope everyone had a great time and we can’t wait to to see you at our next event!
Written by Guianfranco Mazzei.