Today I had a meeting in Osaka for work. April first is the beginning of the academic calendar. Spring is symbolic of new things and it seemed appropriate to have everything begin with cherry blossoms overhead.
My original plan was to stay through the weekend because tomorrow is my birthday and today is Friday--and the company paid for my shinkansen tickets to Osaka, but a friend arrived in Tokyo today and I need to go home to greet her. So instead of staying the weekend, I had okonomiyaki for lunch.