This photo was also taken at the jazz bar. Three things you will always find in a bar in Japan: beer, cigarettes and edamame (soy beans).
closing its doors on September, 2010. Almost one month to the day after I arrived in Japan. I was elated! Karl took me for my birthday, September 24th. *whew* Barely made the cut.
white baby grand piano...the very one on which he recorded the song "Imagine." I could run my fingers across the keys, but couldn't actually play as the action had been disabled. Understandably. Despite that, it was a beautiful experience. Really amazing.
I know this post is mostly about music, but I simply have to share some photos we took at the place we ate before enjoying the museum. We happened upon this fantastic Italian restaurant. How can I explain my love of Italian food...Well, my favorite Italian restaurant of all time-Va Bene-catered my and Karl's wedding. How's that for love? :) They did an absolutely outstanding job! If you are ever in the area (Duluth), go there. Seriously. You will not be disappointed. Anyway! We found this Italian restaurant that was very tasty...but here's the thing-the reason why it was so good was that it was actually Italian. It didn't have raw eggs or seaweed on the pasta-as most Italian (Japanese) places do. I was delighted. Plus the location was so much fun! We wanted to be seated in the non-smoking section so we were led to our own teeny-tiny private alcove...it was positively charming.
|Me being absolutely delighted in the cute alcove. :) Isn't it adorable?!|
Oh-and we had a view. So much fun!