On a final night, we went to a local sushi restaurant.
I was ready to pound!
Grilled young bamboo was served with miso and shaved katsuobushi. Hokkaido uni was so sweet.
Extra-large Hokkaido scallop was shelled, chopped. and quick-simmered with sake and butter in its own shell. It was super good. Oysters from Saga were so huge and packed with flavors.
Then, I think I had more than 15 pieces of sushi! Between tomoko and I, we had 5 flasks of sake.
The next day, I flew back to LA. I had Japanse meal in the flight again.
Back in LA, my usual unpacking ritual. This time, I brought back some old albums.