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13 June, 2010

Yakatabune Birthday Party

School finished on Friday, June 4th and the days since have been a whirlwind of Sayonara parties, birthday parties and visitors. Last Sunday, we took a party cruise on a Yakatabune for friends Moegi and Kuniyo's birthday. The cruise lasted about 2 hours and drops anchor for a while in Tokyo Bay just near Odaiba and the Rainbow Bridge. We lucked out with gorgeous weather.
Lots of other boats were out partying with us that day. This is a great spot to be for the August O-Bon fireworks.

This trip was a nomihodai/tabehodai which means all-you-can-eat and all-you-can-drink in 2 hours. The girls are making okonomiyaki and monjyayaki. Monjyayki is a cabbage, egg, seafood, mochi and meat based pancake which you finely chop and then spread out over the grill until sticky and browned. At first glance it looks unappetizing but tastes pretty good.

We also had yakisoba and garlic rice. Cooking is half the fun.

View of Odaiba and the futuristic Fuji TV building from the roof of the boat.

Moegi and Kuniyo

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