Tokyo | July 28

A fun-filled family day.

Last night a young niece (Mai) and nephew (Yudai) insisted on staying with us at Keiko’s parent’s house. We had a great time together and I learned some Japanese. Kids are wonderful teachers. They also learned some English …. and I taught them how to play the “quiet game.”

Saturday morning we were off to the local COSTCO, shopping for that evening’s family picnic and fireworks display. Of course no visit would be complete without sampling the foot-long hotdog (180 Yen with drink) that the Japanese shoppers lineup for from the opening bell.

Keiko has spoken often of Japanese fireworks.  Her description was not an exaggeration. Quite the event eating and drinking while watching a fabulous 1:30 minute fireworks display from a Tokyo office building rooftop. Great view of fireworks and the moonlit new Tokyo SkyTree Tower as well.  The panoramic view of the home to 36 million people was spectacular.

The photos are coming.

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