Tonight we’re honoring the coolest kids in town, Didac, Delia, and Gaia Piazza. Didac is moving to attend a school in Nagano, and his sisters are returning to Sicily, we’re celebrating their awesomeness at a farewell party later tonight. レナータの子供達の送別会. Tono won’t be the same without them!
Golden Week brought many new faces, and lots of good food and celebration. We’re still new (only about ten weeks!) so this was our first test serving Tono during a busy holiday.
Happy Constitution Memorial Day! Many Japanese workers get about a week off around the end of April and beginning of May. This is because there is cluster of national holidays during this time.
The week starts on April 29, a national holiday that used to be celebrated as the birthday of Emperor Showa, who passed away in 1989. It is now celebrated as Showa Day, a day to allow people to think back on the hardship and recovery of the Showa period and to ponder the future of Japan.
May 3 is Constitution Memorial Day. The present Constitution of Japan came into effect on this day in 1947. May 5 is Children’s Day, set aside to pray for the healthy growth and happiness of boys and girls.
How do you eat a large — make that really large — hamburger? Easy! Share it with friends. Our Kikori Burger is big enough to feed a woodsman, logger, farmer, sumo wrestler, or hungry teenage track & field competitor.
Michael’s Cafe is aiming to create and serve the largest, most delicious hamburger in Iwate. Made with love, and a whole pound of premium Tono beef, served with lettuce, tomato, mayo and ketchup, on a gigantic bun, made by a bakery right here in Tono.
How big is it?
It’s easy, just point to it on the menu! Hmmm. There’s two children here, but one is hidden. Where did she go? She must be somewhere. I saw her just a moment ago. Is she hiding?
Chizuko’s banana bread just got better. Today’s fresh-baked treat is banana bread with candied spiced pecans, and orange zest, made with oranges grown right here in Tono!*
This time Chizuko added a home-made caramel sauce finish to the baked apples, cranberries, and walnuts, and instead of won ton wrappers, we’re using puff pastry. It’s delicious.
Michael’s Cafe American is so new (less than two months) it might not be easy to find on the map, but thanks to local guides Christine Takasawa and Hiroyuki Takisawa, that may be changing.
These girls came from Hanamaki to visit the cafe. Turns out, they’re sisters! Four sisters, and there’s two more, not seen here! They each ordered an espresso.
Our adult conversational English classes are every Tuesday and Thursday nights from 6:30 to 7:30.