Eyes as Big as Plates has landed in Japan and we will be touring the country over the next two weeks. After some hours in Tokyo we headed to Niigata and Sado Island, together with our trip planner extraordinaire, Ms. Akemi Date from The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Tokyo. Ms. Ohsawa and Mr. Fuji met us at the Sado harbour and took us straight for some delicious local soba noodles.
Ms. Myosetsu Ohsawa is a buddhist priest of Horinji Temple in Sado, a charismatic lady with a lot of flare and one of the very few females in her profession in Japan. Our team of the day consisted of a priestess, photographer, tea ceremony master and a royal information officer and we positively overtook everyone’s schedules for the whole day. We can only bow down (way down) in gratitude!