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
1Didn’t properly confirm the location100
2Ran out of food, booze82.4
3Didn’t prepare anything to keep the cold away78.4
4Didn’t prepare for rain73.5
5Location was too far from the toilets62.8
6Held the event before the cherry blossomed52.0
7Didn’t reserve enough space for the number of people who attended49.0
8Wasn’t many cherry trees at the location46.1
9I got drunk rather rapidly43.1
10Didn’t bring any rubbish bags42.2
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