We got a surprise visit from Masumi Kikuchi! He had this cafe space before we did. The restaurant was called “Non-No“, and featured the original “Kappa-chino“, traditional ramen and curry dishes, soft ice cream, and cold beer.
Ryuko-san, left, dropped by with Tono’s Tennessee friend Parker J. Allen, who’s visiting this week. We had the good fortune to meet Parker, along with a lot of other fine folks from Chattanooga, Tennessee, only days after Chizuko and I first arrived in Tono last summer at the event where Chattanooga and Tono were officially joined as sister cities. Here’s a brief clip from that event: