The 1st event of 2009
'Cherry-blossom Viewing Party'

Date: Sunday, April 19
Place: Citizens' Park

The annual ICIEA Hanami, Cherry-blossom viewing party was held on Sunday, April 19th.
More than one hundred people gathered and had a good time walking around the cherry trees in full bloom and chatting pleasantly each other.
A traditional tea ceremony under the cherry blossoms was held followed by the previous years.
The participants were fascinated by the graceful procedure for making green tea and enjoyed tasting it with Japanese confectionery.