Monday, November 25, 2019

Japan 2019 - 3 A Surprising Meal

Our first artists visits took us to Chiba Prefecture, near Tokyo, where we visited the rising star Akashi Ryotaro, who was exhibiting on the top floor of a friend's restaurant in a charming old house. After being dazzled by Akashi's ceramic sculptures (like this huge one),

Large ceramic sculpture by Akashi Ryotaro
we adjourned to the restaurant on the ground floor for what turned out to be a totally unexpected but really excellent lunch.

Lunch with Akashi Ryotaro
The food was less elegant than you might find in a fancy restaurant, but the flavors were vivid and the presentation captivating. Memorable food sometimes turns up when you least expect it.

Bobby Jay

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