Thursday, October 7, 2010

Gyotakuya Restaurant

Gyotakuya Restaurant, originally uploaded by angryparsnip.

After Mia's Omiyamairi ceremony ...
we were treated to a wonderful lunch at the Gyotakuya Restaurant, a
fabulous traditional restaurant by Mia's Japanese Grandmother.

Please read about about the Shinto "Omiyamairi" ceremony the Japanese son posted .
He explained it better than I ever could.

It was truly a wonderful day spent with the people I love.

My blog is set up for one photo per post so be sure to scroll down for
more photos... parsnip


  1. I too relish Japanese food. This all looks so delicious.

  2. Elisabeth...
    I love Japanese food and it was fabulous.
    I just got back and catching up on blogs... I hope you are better !

  3. What a wonderful and interesting time you must have had at Mia's "Omiyamairi" ceremony and the Gyotakuya Restaurant afterward. I've never been to Japan, but it looks fascinating. Such a coincidence that my first grandchild was also born May 31st this year.

  4. Oh My Goodness !
    How fun, you have a wonderful blog about the Tucson area Yea ! so glad I found you and now our first grandchildren were born on the same day...
    Fabulous !

  5. Carol...
    Hit "read about" or go to Koguma's View to see the latest pictures.
    I have not used names or clear photos in my blog but I will post one later since they live in Japan.
    I feel your always open to dangers in the blog world and I like to play it safe. That is just how I feel, but Japanese son posts pictures so I feel I can link to his.

  6. I will certainly pop over to Japanese son's blog to read about the ceremony as soon as I've cleared some of my workload. The restaurant looks great. So glad it was a wonderful day and you had a good time.

    p.s. yes, you sent a bridge stamp on the postcard which is now hanging from my chandelier so I can admire it several times a day!

  7. Eryl...

    We all had such a great time, except Koguma-chan, because it was just another day for her.
    I am glad I did send what I thought was Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge ?
    I wish I would have bought that page of stamps for me... many places I have visited where on that page.
    I have collected over the years beautiful stamps and I have some from the UK.
    Arizona Son even bought me some stamps from Liechtentein.
    Little pieces of beautiful art !