Hirosaki & Golden Week
Trip Start Mar 21, 2009
22Trip End Aug 03, 2009
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Well Golden Week started on Wed. the 29th and myself, Kira (from Oregon) and Anna (from NY) traveled to the northern prefecture of Aomori to the city of Hirosaki where there are 1,000s of Cherry blossom trees
which are now a park and museum
There were also a lot of musicians in the park and I took some video of them playing, I hope it works and you can hear the traditional style music
After the blossoms we walked around the city and visited a old fashioned dye shop and bought some souvenirs. Aomeri is known for it's apples (fuji mostly) and they make all sorts of apple treats, wines and juices. We got lots of free samples and I bought a bottle of Sakura Liqueur (made from the cherry blossoms in the park) and Apple wine. I'm going to try and save these and ship them home if possible. It was a lot of fun and soooooo beautiful I can't even describe. I have more blogs to add from this week once I get caught up on the photos so keep watching!
PS ok so the picture weaving thing didn't work the way I thought it would but I think you can figure out which pictures go to which comments in the blog, if not just send me a message and ask me!