Yamachan has the best tebasaki. Don't know what tebasaki is? Well, you haven't tried it yet. It's fried chicken wings dusted with pepper. Delicious. Look for the sign everywhere. There are four restaurants within a rock's throw from where I live in Meieki, downtown Nagoya. Beware that you'll have probably have to wait in line as all the restaurants I've seen are far too small for their demand. Tebasaki. They also have the usual sort of izakaya (Japanese bar) food. Lots of food and drinks to choose from.
In this section you will see the culture and traditions being introduced through photo panels and video images..
There is a display of a yurt, the traditional Kyrgyz nomadic tent.
Family - part 2
"Arrival in Nissin City"
I arrived Thursday night, local time, after a 27-hour triple flight... fortunately, I was able to talk my way into 1st class seats... well, for the final 30 minutes of the last leg... but I did get the only 10 minutes of sleep on the whole trip in that seat!!
After a couple of days settling in (& settling my stomach to the food differences!), I met Hitomi, my niece, for the first time.
Our meeting was not eventful, but she took to me like a fish to water ~ thankfully, I didn`t get hours of crying!!!
"An Olympic champion?"
Hitomi loves the water ~ can`t get enough of it!
So the little swimming pool on the balcony... or in the living room, or in the kitchen ~ is great fun, whether it has any water in it or not!
However, water is a good thing, as temperatures here are stable at @31 degrees C, with a dozen degrees of humidity added to it!
The Japanese have taken to small towels around their necks to wipe sweat off, and I:ve just about taken to changing my shirt every couple of hours - it`s HOT!!!
"David, Hitomi & Tomoko"
Tomoko, my sister-in-law`s sister, makes kimonos & yukatas as a hobby, and brought one over for me to model... so we posed in our summer best... even the lightweight yukatas we were wearing for 10 minutes, were stifling inside.
But the kid like to be in the photos as much as in the pool...