Never mind about the Ninja dinner: Yes, it was dangerous, but we all survived. Prior, it was a top secret meeting at the JR office @ Tokyo Station and…oh, damn, now the secret is out!
Prior, it was a lavish dinner @ Park Hyatt, NY Grill, views, beef, bourbon, and sides. Is there a nicer room on earth? I didn’t think so.
Prior, gin-rik-sha, also known as human-powered-vehicle. A view of the biggest tourist attraction in Tokyo–Asakusa Gate–(Seriously? Seriously?), where I’d been only 32 months prior, and then raw fish and did I mention the Ninjas?
Today at least was eventful: Huge bonita flakes and Hokkaido konbu, that’s for Boston home cooking, a hunger strike at a tofu restaurant that did not fully attend to a shellfish problem, and later a visit to a crafts center. Do you want kangaroo leather sneakers made in Hiroshima? I can tell you where to buy them.
And now, on the 28th Floor of Conrad, the huge Tokyo harbor in view, enjoying news of my umami piece in Travel + Leisure Southeast Asia, which appeared just this morning, as I sip a gin Martini.
Never mind is right.