As commented previously, we had nice drinks with nice people in Kobe.
We were (via Hiroshima) travelling to Kanazawa a few days later which is 300km from that bar. The publican – Japanese equivalent term unclear – commented that she was to travel there also.
So there was pleasant consternation when we chanced upon both owners of the Bitter End on a street corner in the charming Geisha district. (NOTE: Kanazawa is not Dunny on the Wold, it’s a proper town with nigh on 1/2 million souls.)
We didn’t take photos of our boozer-owning chums, so you’ll have to believe me.
Instead, here are some photos of the lovely blossom we encountered there.