It must be quite magical at Hirosaki in the north of the main island in Japan. Local tourists plan their holidays to visit Hirosaki when the cherry trees are in full bloom. Unfortunately they are quite late this year. How beautiful it must be to have pink petals over your head and at your feet too. Imagine a picnic under the blossoms with an ice cold chablis and a cooled roasted chicken with oysters for entre and a rich lemon meringue pie for desert, followed by some strong rich coffee and a liquer? or port.