When J. came back from his long weekend in San Francisco last month, he brought gifts! Valentine’s Day, New Year, and Christmas: it was almost midnight but he was too excited to wait ’til morning for me to open them. His sister, our daughter, and he went to a store called ‘Tokyo Fish’ and shopped for me! Beautiful little dishes, chopsticks, chopstick holders, a cute little pan for roasting sesame seeds, a beautiful silk scarf, a book about the decorative art of Japanese Food Carving… (um, you do realize that was last month and I haven’t had time to post about it ’til now so I’m not sure you will be seeing fruit and vegetable flowers on my blog!) Not least among the presents was an ume onigiri, which he carried in his pocket on the plane. He bought two, but saved one for me.