Like I said, last Saturday was beautiful weather, the sun was blazing and the humidity was thick.
The Mandolin club of Satoshi's university, Meiji University, was having a concert. Since it was our first time listening to the mandolin, we decided to check it out. (They apparently have a concert every year.)
Seeing the stage reminded me of my days in intermediate and high school, playing in the concert band.
Hours of practice...getting all dressed up in fancy dresses to perform in front of friends and family, giving graduating seniors flowers.
This particular concert ran two hours and the club played Japanese songs in the first half then American songs in the second half.
We had a nice time and then were treated to a delicious sushi dinner with several older alumni of Satoshi's university baseball team. (Thank you!)
Sorry no photos, but I will tell you about a char broiled unagi (eel) that topped some sushi rice. I am not a fan of unagi but this was really tender and delicious! Talk about melt in your mouth!
And as I said in my post before, Sunday was rainy...still, we had our weekly pupu (appetizer) party style dinner.
I re-did the p.i.t.a. = shrimp walnut recipe...using the cornstarch coating method sans the szechuan pepper from the szechuan salt and pepper shrimp recipe and the maple glazed walnut recipe from Ellie Krieger.
I followed the mayonnaise sauce from the original recipe. It came out tasting good and without all the stress.
We also had some Paulaner Original Munchner Hell, 500 ml, 4.9% alcohol, 498 yen (about US$4.98). According to Satoshi, Hell means light whereas Dunkel means dark.
This beer was easy to drink and had a little kick to it.
Have a great week!