Aloha, peeps!

It’s our final day of performances here in Japan, and we have 3 more shows at the JATA World Travel Fair today before flying back to Hawaii tomorrow. It has been another very successful tour for ManoaDNA and I wish I could personally thank each and every one of you for the tremendous show of love and support which you gave to me and my sons! We also received so many beautiful gifts, letters, and photos from everyone and I’m sorry that I’m unable to list all of of your names in my blog due to space limitations … but please know that your kindness and generosity is greatly, greatly appreciated!

Last night, our good friend Shioji-san took us to his favorite Korean yakiniku restaurant near the Tsukiji fish market. It was awesome! I never had that type of barbecue before – the meat came topped with a finely grated onion mixture so you only cooked it on one side and the dip was just freshly squeezed lemon juice … delicious!! On Friday, we had lunch with our pals, the Taguchis at a shabu shabu restaurant near our hotel. The food was outstanding … the meat, called omigyu, came from the Kobe area and was cooked along with a huge assortment of veggies right at the table in a boiling pot. To top off this huge meal, we were served some fabulous udon noodles followed by a slightly salty kinako ice cream … a real slice of heaven!

We looked for our favorite Ghana House sandwich booth at JATA yesterday, but alas, it was nowhere to be found! Damn … that was always one of the highlights of our JATA visits! Very bummed …

Gonna head down to breakfast (gotta have my natto!) then get ready to head out to Big Sight. See you there!

Aloha, “D”

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