Tomorrow–or today in Japan, where it’s akegata, sun peeping before dawn–Back of the House appears in a 4000 word excerpt in Boston magazine. A taste of the book.
Speaking of tastes, the eki-ben of grilled pork belly–though the box showed unagi–with two cold ones in view of Fuji-san: Lovely! And then to arrive at The Kayotei for hot springs followed by a long kaiseki dinner of mountain vegetables, buri, and Noto beef? Oh, my goodness. This kitchen is the best I’ve enjoyed in Japan.
In-between we’re talking naps and a short Japanese novel about a despairing man.
Get that man into the hot springs!