Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Back in Japan (November 2013)…Donabe Photoshoot in Iga…Final dinner (Day 3)

Oysters and shirako in donabe steamer, "Mushi Nabe"

November 7 (Thurs)

On the final evening in Iga in this trip, Nagatani family hosted a very Iga-style "omotenashi" (Japanese hospitality) dinner for us.

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Appetizers included donabe-smoked seafood and pork.

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Lots of fun.

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Donabe truly unites people. It's all about communal experience. The donabe steamed dish was very seasonal oysters and "shirako"(cod sperm). Rich and creamy!

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Donabe rice was local matsutake mushrooms, the donabe soup was crab miso soup.

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In the end, Eric became the chairman, and the chairman became Eric!

Super happy donabe life.