March 26, 2009

Thank-You Party/謝恩会

March is graduation season in Japan. At my children's elementary school, the graduation ceremony was held in the morning, followed by the thank-you party in the afternoon. My son was one of the graduates, and my wife attended the graduation ceremony, and I participated in the thank-your party.
日本では3月は卒業の季節です。私の子供達の通う小学校では、卒業式が午前中に行われ、続いて午後に謝恩会が開かれました。私の息子も卒業生の一人で、卒業式には妻が出席し、謝恩会には私が参加しました。
The thank-you party was held in Joetsu Kokusai, one of the largest ski resorts in Japan, which is not far from the elementary school.
謝恩会は、小学校からほど近い、日本で最大級のスキーリゾート「上越国際」で行われました。

Inside the building:
建物の内部:

Banquet room:
宴会場:

Overall a good value for 3,500 yen per person:
全体的に、一人3,500円にしては良い料理でした。





















10 comments:

pink said...

Thanks for the pictures! It makes me miss Japan so much. I love hotel food in Japan, especially for breakfast. I can't wait to go back.

tapering said...

Hello, I really enjoy reading your blog - thank you for making it bilingual! I have a recipe with a few short notes written in Japanese, and I was having a little trouble reading some of it. I was wondering if you could help me, if you're not too busy?

Hiroyuki said...

pink: So, you've been to Japan?! That's wonderful! I've never been to your country... (sad)
tapering: OK, if it's not too long (laugh). Just point me where it is.

tapering said...

It's the very last character in this. I'm not sure what it means.

Hiroyuki said...
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Hiroyuki said...

I didn't expect it was that short (laugh)!

エスプレッソ(少量)
Espresso (small amount)
少量 shou (small) + ryou (amount)

Is it now clear?

tapering said...

Thank you so much!

pink said...

Yes, I have been to Japan (Tokyo, to be exact). Only once, and it was a few years ago. But I loved everything about Japan. I hope to go back soon, and this time, I would like to visit either Hokkaido, or Osaka. :)

Barb said...

Hiroyuki, it's a lovely buffet. The food is all very attractive. I truly enjoy takoyaki which I believe is one of the dishes.

I'm very glad to see that your wife's health has improved.

Hiroyuki said...

Barb: Thanks for your kind words about my wife!
Takoyaki, yes! I was amused to see them there, but unfortunately, the takoyaki didn't compare with the authentic one, which should be crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.