Wednesday, May 08, 2013


Last Friday, Satoshi had the day off, it was also the anniversary of his Grandma's passing, so we brought some flowers to her grave and then we went to visit MIL.

We picked up some foods for lunch.

After lunch MIL asked if we would take her shopping.

She can walk a little better since the accident, but only short distances.

After shopping, we sat and had some ice cream. Two small scoops for 300 yen at Baskin Robbins or 31 as they call it here.

I chose Jamocha Almond Fudge & Oreo Chocolate Mint. MIL had Chocolate and Coffee and Satoshi chose Chocolate and Strawberry Milk.

Afterwards, we went back to MIL's and had some tea and conversation.

She wanted to look through her cupboards for a teeny cup to put on the family altar, so I helped her and while doing so, we came upon these vintage items.

The light green dishes are by Noritake. She said these were a limited edition made to commemorate the present Emperor's marriage (I think it was in the 1950s!)

The blue/white dishes are made by Tachikichi. I don't have any background on these but they were a nice pattern.

We tried out the Noritake for breakfast the other day.

These are quite thin, so we'll have to be careful when using them.

The Tachikichi cups are quite shallow, they only hold about 3/4 cup of liquid.

Still, I like both.

MIL says I can come back and take whatever I want...Thank you!


Rowena said...

What a special moment between the two of you, and then to get the invite to take whatever else you might want. Beautiful pieces.

K and S said...

Thanks Rowena, I hope we can go back to visit her soon :)

Take care.

Parisbreakfasts said...

How hearing of the details, what you ate etc.
Very pretty dishes and quite fine china.
Cheers Carolg

KirkK said...

I'm glad your MIL is now well enoguh to enjoy some of the simple pleasures like ice cream.

K said...

I'm sure she loves that they will be put to good use! I have some Noritake tea sets from my mom as well :o)

K and S said...

Thanks Carol :)

indeed Kirk :)

so nice K :)

Take care everyone.

Deb in Hawaii said...

Both patterns are beautiful. How nice that you get to enjoy them and the time with her. ;-)

K and S said...

Thanks Deb :)

Take care.