Monday, January 18, 2010

friendly biz

縄、(NAWA-means rope) was my friends fine restaurant/bar in Ebisu, Tokyo. They had a courtyard with a nice big tepee that had electric carpet in the Winter and the place cooked from an old style 'kamado' oven. It was always a nice inner-Tokyo break to sit around the fire drinking with friends.
After 10 years they moved to Shiga Prefecture and will now open their new restaurant. Very happy they asked me to make for them again and can't wait to visit!

Thursday, January 14, 2010


NEXT: Yamani Otsuka's Gallery Midori in Mashiko
The 3 of us, from America, all came to Japan separately about 20 years ago.