It's 'hanami' season in Japan at the moment - that means getting outside to see the cherry blossoms (sakura), and more often than not means sitting under the sakura trees drinking alcohol.
Weather's been a bit overcast unfortunately, as you can see from this shot. They say that next week will be the peak time to see the blossoms; hope the weather improves. As you can tell, even if the weather isn't that great, it doesn't stop people enjoying themselves.
This was taken in Shukugawa, Hyogo prefecture, a very popular hanami spot near where I live.
I apologise in advance if I'm tardy with commenting on your blogs or returning comments during the week... I will get to you though!