We’re back from Japan and to make a two-week-long story short, it was FANTASTIC! It was the height of cherry blossom season and we saw some fabulous vistas of dream-like beauty (and found ourselves in the middle of some amazing crowds of flower lovers) photos of which I’ll share here over the next weeks. I also have lots of pictures of the delicious food we ate, the pleasure haunts of Gion, a few voyeuristic shots of maiko and geisha as they went about their evening’s work, and plenty of stories about our adventures. It was a sweetly multi-layered journey for me—and as you know, I love baking multi-layered sweets—as I got the chance to see my boys appreciate the country for the first time as well as to visit many places and friends I first encountered myself twenty-four (!!!) years ago. Best of all, I realize I love that place more than ever. Maybe there will be a sequel to Amorous Woman after all?
Many more pictures, stories and menus to come—stay tuned!