Soba lunch in Tokorozawa.
Chie, Yutaka and I went for a visit to Tokorozawa and arrived around lunch time. Yutaka found one of the best soba restaurants in Saitama-ken. It was good.
Both Chie and I had a day off to visit Tokorozawa. Chie had some business to do there and I used the day off to shovel some snow (yes, still piles of snow) and walk a newly groomed Coco.
In the early evening we drove back to Tokyo. Had dinner at KFC in Ebisu before Chie dropped me off at Wesley Center for a meeting. Kick-off for Global Leadership Cafe IV – Our Relationship to Time. We had some new faces there that joined to talk about collaboration for some events that they are planning in May when they are brining Lynne Twist to Tokyo.
As usual we visited the nearby shrine on the first day of the new year. And as usual we bought tigers for Coco, Chie and me 🙂
Every day during the New Year’s holiday we’ve had nothing but blue skies. Coco and I have taken advantage of it by taking walks. Sometimes a couple of times a day. Afterwards Coco has been exhausted so he has slept a lot. If he gets a chance he will jump up and sleep on the shoulder of Chie or me when we sit in the reclining chair. You can’t do nothing but love it 🙂
After the New Year Eve’s dinner we have eaten Japanese preserved food, which is an old tradition. The reason is that traditionally Japan closes down for about 4 days during New Year. Also, it enabled the housewives to actually get some days off from cooking.
At the end of the 2nd day of the new year we went back to Tokyo. It was quite nice to get home again.