Early A.M. meeting with prominent boss who is pushing upscale ryokans followed by a spectacular lunch at Butagami: “The Pork Gang.” If you know a better tonkatsu joint, tell me, I’m all ears. Butagami, on this my third visit, was every bit as delicious and entertaining as before. Motown playing in an old wooden house, regional and flagged pieces of juicy pork, cold beer, I mean, hello? Could it be any better?
Strolling then through Roppongi to meet Reiko @ Nuno: No show, but a brilliant afternoon as all the ponces were still asleep.
Later, that night, we met up with my old friend Yuko who led us to yakitori near Tsukiji. Ever have chicken sashimi? It’s to die for. Then: A lovely walk to Ginza for tea.