And after the end-of-opera toast, Ani and I departed to the onsen, a magical place of comfort and community. There's nothing really like it in America. We wondered what it would take to sell it there. It can be a tough hurdle to cross, but most who decide to try discover how wonderful it is. Especially when there is green tea soft serve afterwards.
And here are a few pictures from the end of opera, the reception, and the journey to onsen....
|guidance for proper attire to the reception|
|ice sculpture for opera reception|
|dessert table at opera reception|
|Kumichan, the local fashion cat|
(for more http://yaplog.jp/kumichan77/)