Hanami FAIL


Cherry blossom viewing FAIL

It’s the season of hanami, cherry blossom viewing, it’s Sunday, so that can only mean one thing, a goo Ranking on failures encountered when being a cherry blossom party organiser.


Over the 22nd and 23rd of February 2010 1,123 members of the goo Research monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. 58.6% of the sample were female, 9.6% in their teens, 22.2% in their twenties, 32.1% in their thirties, 24.9% in their forties, 7.5% in their fifties, and 3.8% aged sixty or older. Note that the score in the results refers to the relative number of votes for each option, not a percentage of the total sample.

Hanami, cherry blossom viewing parties, are very popular events here, where groups get together and get drunk under the cherry blossoms. Thinking about it, I’ve never actually been to such a party, and I don’t really want to go either.

Photo from colodio on flickr, illustrating number 8…

Ranking result

Q: What failures have you had as a cherry blossom party organiser? (Sample size=1,123)

Rank   Score
1 Didn’t properly confirm the location 100
2 Ran out of food, booze 82.4
3 Didn’t prepare anything to keep the cold away 78.4
4 Didn’t prepare for rain 73.5
5 Location was too far from the toilets 62.8
6 Held the event before the cherry blossomed 52.0
7 Didn’t reserve enough space for the number of people who attended 49.0
8 Wasn’t many cherry trees at the location 46.1
9 I got drunk rather rapidly 43.1
10 Didn’t bring any rubbish bags 42.2
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