Lake Balboa Parkの桜。（写真をクリックすると拡大します。） Cherry Blossom Picnic@Lake Balboa Park: On Saturday, 3/14/09, I went to a Cherry Blossom Hanami picnic held by Fukuokan's of Southern California (Nanka Fukuoka Kenjin-kai) at Lake Balboa Park, Van Nuys, 35 mile North West of Los Angeles, California. There were about 50 participants.
There were lots of food, such as Yakisoba chow-mein noodles, Barbequed Chicken, Barbequed Short Ribs, Mentai Cod Rows, Steamed Rice, Inari Sushi, Shiraae Vegetables, Okonomiyaki Japanese pancakes, Fran, Donuts, Oranges, Strawberries, Pineapples, and etc.
焼きたての焼きそば。写真をクリックすると拡大します Yakisoba Chow-mein noodles were cooked on site. (Click photo for a larger photo.)
かねふくのからしめんたい。お好み焼き、いなり、きんぴらごぼうなどなど。。。 Spicy Cod Raws by Kanefuku, Okonomiyaki, Inari sushi, Kinpira Gobo, and etc....
バーベキューも焼きたてで美味しい。チキンとビーフ・ショートリブのＢＢＱ Barbeques were made on site, and delicious, too. Chicken and Beef Short Rib BBQ's.
大鍋で作った豚汁、白和えなどもありました。。。 There was a Pork Miso Soup made in a large pot, Shira-ae (Tofu Marinated Vegetable Salad), and etc.
大きなプリン、いちご、パイナップル、バレンシア・オレンジ、ドーナツなどもありました。 There were Fran pudding, Strawberries, Pineapples, Valencia Oranges, Donuts, and etc., too.
After eating lunch, it was time for games to win some prizes by doing "Janken" (Stone, Paper, Scissors) using entire body. Sanyo Electronics gave Beach Volleyballs. Asahi Beer gave Polo shirts and T-shirts. Shinozaki Sake Brewery gave "MoMo" sake. It's a brand new item being sold from 3/1/2009 both in Japan and USA. That is made in Asakura-gun, Fukuoka, Japan. I won that "MoMo" sake. There were more prizes.
広大な池のまわり桜が植えられています。写真をクリックすると拡大します。 There are 3200 cherry trees planted around the huge lake. Click the photo for a larger photo.
Update: I plan to re-vist here on Saturday, 3/21/09. The last night's forcast said it would rain this weekend. This morning the forcast said it will be sunny this Saturday. My previous blog about "Cherry Blossom@Torrance" is being introduced on "Lighthouse USA" magazine's website this week from 3/18/2009. http://us-lighthouse.com/
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