Mmmmm, had a really nice outing during 4th period today :) I went to Shiroyama Park with the Wakatake kids and Makiko-sensei and Seiko-sensei (a.k.a. Slim Mask Lady… yeah she has a name now!)
This park was really cool and at the top of a winding hill in Iwadeyama. The name is literally “Castle Mountain” because… there used to be a castle here. In fact, it used to be none other than that badass Date Masamune’s castle, before he moved his headquarters to Sendai 400 years ago. There was also a random train engine at the entrance:
We had our own little hanami party :) Sans alcohol of course… Here are the twins Ayumu and Takumi:
Iwadeyama High School is right next to the park and a lot of students come here during their breaks.
And here we are drinking tea and eating dango, which are sweet rice flour dumplings with sauce. These types of sweets are called wagashi— they’re a Japanese traditional kind of food and honestly aren’t that sweet, at least in my opinion. They were still good tho. People typically eat them during hanami; the title of this post is a common saying meaning “Sweets over flowers.” It’s about how some people are more into eating the dango than looking at the sakura.
Misaki and the twins were pretty much just running around the whole time. The weather’s warming so the blossoms are falling— it’s like snow. They ran around in this big meadow trying to catch the petals <3
There was a random cute kid climbing the train by the way…
Also, there’s a giant statue of Date Masamune at the summit. And check out my sweet neon yellow/green dollarstore watch!