Last night we went out on the town and painted it a lurid shade of scarlet. By that I mean that my prefecture went to a traditional Japanese restaurant to have traditional Japanese cuisine. Some of it was a bit odd, sure (why did I have two pieces of raw squid after deciding on the first bite that I wasn't crazy about it?), but overall it was delicious. I stuffed my little face until I could stuff no more, got made fun of for the Epi-pen incident (ask my dad. I told him the whole thing), and laughed and laughed with my Kyotan comrades. Jet lag made everything funny.
After we got back to the hotel I met up with a group of "JETs of African Descent," who invited me out. Last night in Tokyo, what the hey. I went. We ended up in the Roppongi district, the gaijin (foreigner) hub. We danced around and took tons pictures, though not with my camera. I don't need to document the hoedown. You've seen it before.
Next time I'm in Tokyo, I'm totally checking out Lusty Diner. I want to know what's on the inside, at least. I'll put it on my list of Things To Do In Japan:
- Climb Mt. Fuji
- See a snow monkey in Hokkaido
- Ride to the top of Tokyo Tower
- Go to the beach
- Find out what's so Lusty about Diner
As a final note, I'm going to Kyoto-fu today, so I probably won't have access to internet for a while. So, in the meantime, comment on my blog, write me an email, and raise a glass in my sweet, sweet memory. Kumpai!
Sayonara until later.