Hi Mariko, the group had such a wonderful time in Japan it's going to take us two months to recover from our two weeks tour. According to our resident scare-monger, the body needs a one-day adjustment for each hour of cheating the sun. We were so weakened by night after night of sleep disruption that some of us promptly got viral infections as soon as we landed back in Vancouver. Dealing with that and the 16-hour time difference, twice, means we should all be operational again by June. Thanks for the heads-up about the Hama-rikyu "Takasago". I may have been muddled by insomnia, influenza and the six sepals. Are you sure about that first character being an abbreviated form of " Kan関? It seems to have the radical for 囗, enclosure, instead of 門, door, which 関 does indeed have. Could it have anything to do with this character 園? There were Kanzans at Hama-rikyu. I'm paying for my sniffy attitude towards Kanzan, so cherry common and overwhelming in Vancouver, because I didn't get a photo record of its Japanese signage. However, all the cherry blossoms were in such fine form at Hama-rikyu I do have Kanzan shots. I better post them while I'm in this interval of lucidity between coughs and naps. That will at least make Wendy happy as Vancouver is under Kanzan cover right now.