This is Japan!

We had a home-party for my daughter tonight. She is back home from uni for the summer holidays 😁. She took a PCR test and it was negative, as I expected. 😎

First, we went to see The Suicide Squad, just released in Japan today. Me and Holly really enjoyed it! Great music, cool visuals, completely bonkers comic-book fun! My daughter was half-closing her eyes at some of the OTT violent & gory scenes. It’s the first time I have been to the cinema since I can’t remember. The cinema was half-full, which surprised me to be honest. I expected only 10 or so people, but there were over 40 there. (Small town, small screens!)

On the way back home, we picked up some incredible sushi from one of the best sushi restaurants in Yonago. The fish was fresh, rich and delicious. The wasabi was kick-ass!πŸ”₯

”Hokkaido Sushi-ya, Yonago City

Heading home soon to play some classic Wii Super Mario Bros and Super Mario Galaxy πŸ’“ We switched on the Wii the other day and were delighted that it was still working. We just needed new batteries for the controllers. Playing Mario for the first time in a long while reminded me just how good the game design and mechanics are. Nintendo truly are geniuses when it comes to gameplay.

Hope you are all genki and looking forward to the weekend! It’s warm and rainy here and we’re expecting the same for the coming week. πŸ˜•β˜€οΈβ˜”

Thanks for reading!

-Wakizashi, *recovering from a sushi overload. Lucky, I know!!*


25 thoughts on “This is Japan!

  1. That sashimi looks delicious! The only thing I don’t like are those plastic fishes, probably containing soya sauce? I always wonder how much better sushi is in its homeland. And how the price relationship is!

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    • Yes, those little fishes contain soy sauce. It’s not very good though. You are better off using your own. Same for wasabi. πŸ˜€ I’ve eaten sushi in Japan, England and Australia and the Japanese sushi is the best. I’m lucky to live near the sea, so we get a lot of fresh fish locally. It’s generally cheaper in Japan, too, as far as I know. But there are expensive sushi restaurants, too.

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  2. Glad you had a good time with your daughter. Family is important after all πŸ˜€

    We’re currently experiencing a bit of a heat wave ourselves and I can’t wait for it to break. How do people who work outdoors put up with the rainy season? I have to assume that society has figured out how to deal with it, but I’m curious as I work strictly outdoors.

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    • Thank you! πŸ˜ƒ It’s great to see her again. We had such a good laugh watching the movie together. She’s slightly bonkers, like me. πŸ˜‚

      I really feel for the people working outside during the summer and the rainy season. I’m not sure how they manage it, to be honest. I think they just put up with it and wear rain gear, despite the heat.πŸ˜… What do you do on heavy rainy days?

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    • πŸ˜€ Hey, thanks Mogsy! It was sooo good, I’d send some over if I could πŸ˜‰. Yeah, time with family is essential during these testing times. Hope all is well with you and yours!


  3. Mmmmmm!!! I haven’t had fresh sushi in what feels like ages and I do miss it. I’m sure, though, that the best I’ve had here isn’t quite on par with what is likely average over there. I don’t recognize some of what’s on those plates, always love seeing new to me sushi. I see what appears to be a little uni on the rectangular plate on the left. How do you like uni? It’s a taste/texture I’ve yet to acquire, though it’s possible I’ve just not found anyplace that serves good uni. I did have one dish, though, at a restaurant that sadly shut down (it was one of my favorites) and they had an interesting appetizer with uni in it that I really enjoyed. Just don’t care for uni on it’s own (yet). Glad to hear you had some great family time! Thanks for sharing this bit of life over your way. πŸ™‚

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    • Hey Todd, thanks for your comment. Uni is an acquired taste for sure. I wasn’t sure about the taste when I first moved over to Japan. Sometimes it can be bitter. I was told that the fresher it is, the better it tastes. πŸ˜ƒ


  4. Oooh sushi!!! I’m envious! πŸ˜‰ It’s probably getting better the closer you get to Japan (I didn’t really like it back in Poland, in NZ I love it (when fresh ;)).

    Happy to read that your daughter’s back for vacation! Hope you’ll enjoy her presence a bit longer πŸ™‚ What does she study? And how long are summer vacations in Japan?

    And I’m glad that you liked the new Suicide Squad – I’m going to give it a try soon!

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    • Thanks Ola. It’s lovely to see her. She gets two months off during summer πŸ™‚. She is studying International Studies with a focus on English.

      I hope you enjoy the movie. If you accept it for what it is, I think you will have fun. Think popcorn escapism with some nice visual compositions. Plus stupid humour 😜

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  5. I like these “day in the life” style posts! I totally understand that temptation to fire up the old wii again myself too. Seeing how cheap they go at bookoff and other second hand shops around Tokyo, I could be playing half a dozen wii classics plus the system for probably well under $60. Really considering it haha.

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