Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Mom's last couple of days in Japan / お母さんの日本旅行最後の二日



Mom still had one other "to do" list while on vacation in Japan.  That was to eat chanko nabe in Ryogoku, Sumo capital of Tokyo!  Chanko nabe which is a Sumo style hot pot.  As I had to work, my mother spent the day with Mikako on their chanko nabe eating tour.  Here is Mom in front of the Ryogoku Kokugikan.

お母さんは日本にいる間、もう一つやりたいことがありました。両国でちゃんこ鍋を食べたいっということ。僕は仕事の為、ぁ母さんは嫁と一緒に両国まで出掛けました。上記の写真は両国国技館の前です。



Mom being the tourist / 観光客のお母さん



The following pictures were taken by Mikako.  My mother and Mikako had almost forgotten to take pictures of what they ate so some of the items on the dish are not pictured.

下記の写真は美香子が撮ったものです。お母さんと美香子が食べる間に写真が全然撮ってないと気づき、それでいろんな皿が少ないわけ。
















Sorry, but I have no idea which chanko nabe shop they went to and Ryogoku has quite a few of them.

申し訳ございませんが、お母さんたちはどこのちゃんこ鍋屋に行ったか分かりません。両国なので、ちゃんこ鍋の店舗が多いから。


For dinner, we decided to have samgyeopsal at home.

夕飯は家でサムギョプサルを食べた。






The next two pictures were taken on Mom's very last day in Japan before heading to the airport and flying home.

次の二枚の写真はお母さんが日本滞在の最終日です。空港行く前です。




Waiting for the airport limousine bus at the Cerulean Tower Hotel.

シルリアンホテルで空港行きのリモジンバスを待つお母さん。



Of course I went with my Mom to the airport.

もちろん僕は空港まえお見送りに行きました。


As Mom is heading back to the States, she won't have a chance to eat delicious ramen, so of course that is what we had for lunch at Ramen Kagetsu [Arashi].

お母さんがアメリカに帰るので、やっぱり日本最後の日は美味しいラーメンが食べたいと言いました。そこで成田空港にあるラーメン屋ラーメン花月「嵐」に行きました。






Um, nope, that's not my Mom!  But this is the Ramen Kagetsu [Arashi] booth in the food court.

いえ、店の前に立ってるのはうちのお母さんではありません。



Mom had the Arashi Genkotsu Ramen / お母さんが食べたのは嵐げんこうつラーメン



I ordered myself the Curry Jack Ramen / 僕が注文したのは“カレージャック”




And some gyoza too / 餃子も頼みました


Curry Jack is available for only a limited time.

カレージャックは期間限定。


After seeing Mom off, I wandered around the Airport Mall for a while and also watched some planes land and take off.

お母さんを見送った後、成田空港のエアーポートモールにちょっと探索してみた。飛行機の上・着陸も観察してました。










Looking forward to seeing my mother and father, sister and her husband next year here in Japan!!

来年はお母さん、お父さん、妹と妹の旦那が日本に来る予定。超楽しみです!


2 comments:

Rurousha said...

ではまた, お母さん! I enjoyed reading about your adventures. Come back soon!

PS: I had to Google samgyeopsal. Never heard of it before. (I'm not very clued up when it comes to Korean food.)

Tokyo Ern said...

He he, I made a mistake. Today's post was my final Mom post. Next one's may be of some walk somewhere.