Sunday, January 01, 2012

it's a new year

conosur It's a New Year, I hope this year will be a very good year for everyone.

For New Year's Eve, we had an array of appetizers and this Cono Sur Sparkling Wine.

I'd been saving this for Satoshi's staff party, but that never happened, so we had this bottle last night.

It is a mixture of Chardonnay, Riesling & Pinot Noir, fruity but very dry...perfect with yakitori, Comte cheese and other munchies.

meiji I wanted to show you this huge wall that is supposed to look like a chocolate bar.

Meiji Seika in Takatsuki built this wall in front of their factory.

meiji (2) It is 27.6 meters tall (90 feet) by 165.9 meters wide (544.2 feet)

I took these photos on the way to Kanazawa and the video on the way back.

I still need to go through my photos before I can post on Kanazawa, so it may take some time.

I hope your New Year's Eve was a festive one! Let the Year of the Dragon begin.


Dennis K. said...

Wow that Choco-wall is way cool! A good New Year to you both.

Lizzy Do said...

You've already celebrated the start of the new year! Your wine and appetizers sounded perfect for the last meal of the year! Wishing you many blessings in 2012!

K said...

Love the chocolate bar! Happy new year!

KirkK said...

Happy New Year! Best wishes for the upcoming year to the both of you!

Sandy said...

Wishing you and your husband all the best in 2012!


K and S said...

fun yeah Dennis?!

Thanks Lizzy :)

I'm glad I got to see it from the train, K!

Best wishes to you and the missus, Kirk!

Same to you Sandy!

Take care everyone!

obachan said...

Happy New Year!
Sorry for not visiting your blog for such a long time.
Looks like you're having a lot of fun. :)
Wish you a great 2012!

K and S said...

no prob, Obachan, I know you've been very busy :)

Take care.

Rowena... said...

Sounds like an easy yet delicious way to ring in the new year. We were the only crazy ones in our complex to ring in the new year. Mister B likes to snap at the sparks flying off of sparklers, and Maddie got all excited over the fireworks.

K and S said...

That's so cool you had fireworks Rowena, I think they only sell them during the summer for us here.

Take care.

Martin J Frid said...

Happy blogging 2012 and thanks for the comment on Kurashi! I was in Kanazawa last November, it is one of my favourite towns in Japan, a real gem - or should I say "gold nugget" since that's what they used to be famous for :)

K and S said...

Thanks Martin! I had no idea that Kanazawa was known for gold :)

Take care.

Deb in Hawaii said...

I want a chocolate wall like that. ;-) Very fun!

K and S said...

very fun indeed Deb :)

Take care.