We have arrived in Tokyo and celebrated tonight with an amazing dinner thanks to my old friend Naoki. He and his wonderful wife took us to a traditional Japanese meal — Kaiseki, where there are many small courses, each arranged artistically on the plate. So many different tastes in each bite! It was truly a feast and a great way to kick off our time in Japan. Can you believe that these dishes were part of one meal?
So oishii (delicious)! This meal was extra special, because it was delivered with an adorable new friend. I am so happy to be here in Japan again. Like Kaiseki, it feels like everything here is thoughtfully done, from the way the subway runs to the way people greet one another on the street. I love exploring this beautiful culture.