We stopped at two spots on the way back from ikebana. The second spot being a flower viewing park of sorts, with a flower for each season. Lots of people were enjoying taking pictures or following the pathways that have been trampled out. There was going to be a festival today, but it was cancelled because of the earthquake. It's very surreal to be so unaffected by it. We've seen it on TV, we've donated our money... but it all feels (and is) so far away. Anyway, let's hope for warmer weather without rain.