Now back to the regularly (?) scheduled pony.
Another commission from shinepawpony [link]
This is Ai Kido and Stormy Skies at a hanami, or a flower viewing festival. This one happens to be for sakura aka cherry blossoms. Basically it's like a picnic where you sit and watch the flowers. They are having sushi, sake, and a pie. As for the people, just really wanted it to be in the actual Japan. And yes, they are wearing formal kimono.
This will be the last Japanese inspired one for a while, got other plans and ideas.
Hanami is a tradition from Japan where people gather to watch the flowering plants. Typically either the Plum or Cherry Blossoms. It doesn't have a set date, but they forcast it and it tends to happen when Japanese schools are starting (April). It was origonally to forcast the grain harvests. It involves food, drink, games and music.