Apr 4, 2009

密度の濃い土曜日 - Eventful Saturday

今日は、まず昼ごはんを食べに結婚式場の隣のお好み焼き屋さんへ。というのも、試食会でテーブルが一緒になったカップルが今日式を挙げるので、見に来ようというもの。

美味しい鉄板焼き料理を食べ終えて、コーヒーを飲みならがら傍から見ているつもりが、是非人前式に参加して欲しい、ということで私服で飛び入り参加(笑)。とてもリラックスムードの二人の素晴らしい一日を見させてもらいました!

しかも、サッカー関連の仕事をしているということで、なんと日本代表の岡田監督が!一日中開場にいる係りの人でさせ見れなかったのに、数時間だけいた僕が見れるとは!(笑)

それからてるちゃんの提案で千鳥ヶ淵靖国神社に桜を見に行ってきました~。それにしても凄い人だ~ぁ!やっぱりこれが日本の桜文化ですな~ぁ。

なんと言う偶然、今度は元日本代表のトルシエがいるではないか...。サッカーに関係ない場所で日本代表監督に二人も会うなんてそうそうないぞ~ぉ。

千鳥ヶ淵も靖国神社も凄い数の桜の木があってビックリ。ライトアップもとっても綺麗でした~ぁ。

そして最後は花見開場でモツ煮におでん!僕は日本酒、てるちゃんはビールで乾杯!モツ煮は美味かったな~ぁ。褒めちぎりが功を奏したのか、なんと紙コップ一杯の大吟醸をもう一杯ただで飲ませてもらいました~ぁ。

いや~ぁ、密度の濃い土曜日でした~ぁ。

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We went to the Okonomiyaki restaurant next to our wedding venue for lunch first. We came here because the couple we sat across during a tasting session was having their wedding today.

After having delicious teppanyaki lunch, we were going to see their wedding from the cafe nearby while having a cup of coffee. Then they asked us to join their ceremony, and we ended up joining in in a casual outfit. We were able to see a wonderful day for the two who were in a very relaxing mood.

In addition, because the new groom is doing football-related job, the coach for Japan national team Okada was there! I couldn't believe I could see him while I was there for only a few hours whereas some staff who were at the venue for the whole day couldn't see him at all... :-)

We moved on to Chidorigafuchi and Yasukuni Temple to see cherry blossom following Teruko's suggestion. There were millions of people out there to see cherry blossom! This is Japan's cherry blossom watching culture I guess.

This time, a former Japan national team's coach Phillipe Troussier was here. You wouldn't meet two former and current national coach at places that are nothing to do with football...

I was gobsmacked by the amount of cherry trees around Chidorigafuchi and Yasukuni Temple. The trees that were lightened up were amazing!

We finished the day with guts stew and oden... with me drinking sake and Teruko having beer. The guts stew was sooooooo delicious! Maybe because my compliment worked well, I was offered a cup full of sake for free!

It was a eventful Saturday!














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