|Okamoto Hajime's cat drawings are|
famous throughout Japan.
|KFC is very popular in Japan. But their biscuits|
have holes in the center....
Mariko-san has fixed an array of dishes, none of which I remember to photograph, so you'll have to believe me that they had lovely presentation and tasted wonderful. Dinner went by very quickly.
I did think to photograph their tropical fish that were right next to my seat at the table. They seemed to be fascinated with us and our food.
We finished the evening by looking at pictures on their keitai denwa (cell phones) of their travels which have been extensive and often. They love to fly to Vail, Colorado, to sky every February (Vail is cheaper than Aspen...). They've gone to Cuba, Myanmar, Italy and are off to Malta and Cyprus in a few weeks. The only thing odd is that they never eat the local food. They travel with three suitcases, one packed with all their own food: rice, a rice cooker, and all the packaged prepared food they'd need for the 10-day trip. Mariko-san doesn't like meat and only eat vegetables and fruit. Ken-chan loves meat and really doesn't like veggies. He seems to eat fruit, though, as we had Asian pear (nashi) for dessert. They certainly had a lot of images of the food in the foreign country, just no experience in eating it.