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There are cherry blossom trees near by my home. They are fully blooming now.

This is last week↓

This is now ↓

Very beautiful (*´∇`*) as they are welcoming the start of new life.

(In Japan, schools and jobs start from April.)

I hope no heavy rain and wind to see the cherry blossoms for little longer.

My friends from high school visited me to make spring Nerikiri(*^▽^*)
We started from making Nerikiri dough from scratch. It had been for a while since we met the last, so we couldn't stop talking and caught up each other.

Nerikiri making has to be done quickly, not to let the dough cold and dry.
Our Nerikiri making went so well. I was surprised by how quickly and efficiently we arranged even though we were chatting a lot. 

There are the Nerikiri sweets my friends made!!!! 
Two with bush warbler motifs and one with cherry blossom motif
Nicely done♡

This time, I made Nerikiri together with them. 
Bush warbler motifs are very difficult to make(>_<)

We ate them with brown rice tea!
This is my favorite style of cherry blossom viewing.

Potluck party under the cherry blossom trees(*´∇`*)

Green salad, potato salad, fried chickens, stir fried noodles, French fries, soy sause flavored eggs......and more!!!!!!

We are much more attracted to foods and drinks than to viewing cherry blossoms beautifully blooming above us....

We excuse this situation by saying the phrase; "Hana Yori Dango".

Literally translated as "we prefer Dango to Hana".

Hana= flower, cherry blossoms
Yori = better than, over
Dango = dumprings, popular sweets to eat at cherry blossom viewing

"Pudding rather than fame" and "Bread is better than the songs of birds" in English.

By the way, I brought....

Two layer Bean jelly with Sakura and green tea flavors.

Sakura mochi, sweet red bean paste wrapped with grained sweet sticky rice, topped with salted cherry blossom flowers.

Finally, a photo of cherry blossom trees!!!