Celebrating the incredibly short period of time in which sakura blooms - there was a small but great yozakura festival in Mito near to Gokoku shrine.
The yozakura was on for a whole week but I only went for one night because I'm tired, lazy and have other priorities (like attending japanese class, washing my hair and watching Ally McBeal dvds). Naturally, Daniel and others made a point of going every evening.
Luckily Robbie took loads of very nice pictues of the event which I will now steal and pass off as my own work below.
It was a beautiful night:
Khaki who runs anglers (the beer pong bar in Mito) found us:
That group of people I spend too much time with:
One of the businessmen on the table next to us at an enkai was more than happy to demonstrate a Japanese game in which you break a pair of chopsticks using your underwear and butt cheeks. I am yet to try this out.
There was karaoke: