Sake, snowballs and sushi...Does it get any better than this?
Thanks to all my friends at ☆Ena Nishi Junior High☆for remembering my birthday!
Leaving a never-ending echo of 'Happy Birthday!' in my wake as I left Ena Nishi, I returned home to find a a little Japanese delivery man hidden behind a bouquet of beautiful flowers, (sent by the one, the only, Mitsu!) waiting at my door. ☆I was so suprised!☆ （But not as suprised as the delivery man was to see a foreigner!) Sending flowers is definately NOT a Japanese custom! Mitsu is awesome! You made my day 笑 ! Thank you!
Did I mention Mitsu being awesome?
But the celebrations officially began Friday night, when my friend Chiho took me out for a little pre-game sushi! I say pre-game because afterwards I was headed for to an izakaya (japanese pub) to celebrate with some friends, sake-style!
Celebrating a person's birthday is a western custom only now starting to gain popularity in Japan. Traditionally everyone's birthday was celebrated on New Year's Day, despite their actual date of birth. I know alot of people went out of there way to make my day! Thanks to you, my first birthday in Japan was one of the best ever!