After the disastrous 49 day service, my mother-in-law (MIL) wanted to take everyone out for a light supper on the day of the 100 day service. To make amends with the relatives.
To this day, she hasn't paid the other restaurant for their food or "service", she was upset that they sent the bill without an apology letter. They also sent a big guy demanding (to scare) her to pay, but she still refused. I think they have given up on her to pay, I give her credit for standing her ground.
Last month, Satoshi, my brother-in-law (BIL), my MIL and I went to Shouzan to taste their food and check out their atmosphere.
The restaurant that my MIL chose was called Senjukaku. A very expensive Japanese restaurant. It was almost like going to a ryokan (Japanese inn) for supper.
For about 7000 yen (about US$70) per person we had their kaiseki supper. The price was actually their lunch price!! Kaiseki is served in several courses and showcases the seasonal ingredients.
These were the courses in this order: top left, top right, bottom left, bottom right.
(top left) a terrine with yurine (lily bulb) (top right) a fish dango (ball) made with suzuki (Japanese sea bass) and topped with a gel like substance made to look like ajisai (hydrangea), in a clear broth. (bottom left) assorted sashimi (sliced raw fish), the two sauces: left bainiku (ume) right shoyu (soy sauce), the ume was used to eat the hamo (pike conger, sea eel) fourth from left. (bottom right) anago sushi (conger eel), kisu sushi (sillago, japanese whiting)--this was seasoned with sansho (japanese pepper)
(top left)ayu (sweetfish, river smelt), gobo wrapped with unagi (eel), soybeans, renkon (lotus root) filled with tarako (pollack roe), ume (japanese apricot) seasoned with syrup, kamo (duck), smoked salmon with a slice of cheese, tamagoyaki (omlette) sprinkled with sudachi (lime)(top right) simmered eggplant and udo (aralia) topped with fried myoga (Japanese ginger)(bottom left) renkon (lotus root) rice kamameshi style (rice cooked with vegatables in a small pot)with tsukemono and miso soup (bottom right) biwa (loquat) and watermelon
It was too much food for me, but I think my MIL was happy everything went well.