There are some nice perks to having Japanese ladies stay with you. For example, they sometimes get it into their heads to make a big do-it-yourself sushi dinner. Mmmmm. This was Saturday dinner a couple of weeks ago:
Clockwise, from right: cucumber and lettuce, shisou leaves and daikon sprouts, tuna, omelette, smoked salmon. Plus, of course, miso soup, seaweed, and lots of sushi rice. I don't really like sushi, but I make an exception for do-it-yourself sushi.
KaDe was only here for about 10 days, so she's back home now - in fact, I got her thank-you postcard today. Mrs. S. is sticking around a bit longer to take English conversation classes in an overcrowded classroom full of people whose accents she can't understand.