Hanami 2011 - Yakatabune Cruise
A change of venue this year from the The British Embassy, which was concentrating on relief efforts, to a fundraising dinner cruise along the Sumida river by 'yakatabune' traditional Japanese cruise boat. Clouds lifted just in time to ensure a wonderful afternoon of cruising courtesy of Funasei accompanied by a delicious Japanese style dinner menu showcasing sashimi and tempura. We were royally entertained by Yamane-san on the pipes and by some brave karaoke singers. Thanks to all those who came along we raised more than JPY 100,000 for relief efforts.