|Squid ink based nabe|
|Curry nabe and tofu milk nabe|
We had "nabe". Nabe is the word for "pot" in Japanese, and as a word for food it means that you have a pot with some soup base that you pour meat/vegetables/mushrooms/whatever into and then eat out of in a large group. There were three different types of nabe for us: curry nabe, tofu milk nabe, and ikazumi (squid ink) nabe. After you finish eating the meat and vegetables, you add noodles or rice and get either curry ramen or a kind of risotto as a finish.
|Stuff to put into the nabe|
|The food after being boiled in the nabe.|
|Yogurt drinks, common in Japanese curry restaurants.|
|Adding rice to make a kind of risotto with the leftovers.|
|Close up of cake|
|Names of the birthday people. Me on the lower right.|
|People connected to our magic bar. At least 5 magicians in one picture. Some of the others also do magic.|
|My samurai sword shaped umbrella!|
Finally, we also got presents! I got an umbrella that looks like a katana (samurai sword). This will be great with my yukata (Japanese summer pajamas). Even the bag it came in was great.
|103 decks of cards of my favorite design!|