March 29, 2016

New Life, New Kitchen for My Son/息子の新たな人生、新たなキッチン

On March 26, my son moved into his apartment in Tokyo. My son and I took an early Shinkansen train on that day, and got almost everything ready in just two days.

Along a street near JR Otsuka Station, the cherry blossoms were almost in full bloom.

Kitchen in my son's apartment:
My wife and I had taught him basic cooking techniques earlier, and now he can wash rice, make simple miso soup with tofu and wakame seaweed, make fried eggs and even atsuyaki tamago (thick rolled omelette).


Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the new chapter of your lives!


Yangsze said...

Yes, congratulations! I'm sure your son is very excited about starting this new phase in his life :)

Hiroyuki said...

Alan, Yangsze: Thank you!

okasan said...

It is a new chapter for everyone indeed. When my kids moved away to school I was happy for them but at the same time I was missing them, the empty nester syndrome! Living on their own will be a great experience for the kids to learn to be independence and also build confidence. You will quickly notice how much they grow up just from being away from home. You son can always refer to your blog for cooking ideas!

Hiroyuki said...

okasan: Well, I don't think I'm going to miss my son as much as you did, but I'm sure he's going to give me lots of headaches, financially!

Anonymous said...

You will have to send him Uonuma rice...

Hiroyuki said...


Thanks for your suggestion, but I already gave him a 5 kg bag of Koshiibuki コシイブキ rice when he moved in, and we checked many of the supermarkets around the area, and found that Koshiibuki rice was available at resonable prices at some of them.

ErinBear said...

Congratulations to his son on his new apartment, and on starting college! I hope it will go well for him. It is a big change for all of you. Sending good wishes to your family.

The cherry blossoms were so pretty. They are blooming here, too!

Thinking of you,
Erin from California

Hiroyuki said...


Thank you!

This morning, my wife took an early Shinkansen to attend the entrance ceremony for the university. I hope she takes good care of my son, who seems not yet used to his new life in Tokyo.

9895039531 seeandoh said...

All the Best wishes to your Son's new life in Tokyo.

Hiroyuki said...

seeandoh: Thank you!