父の日

21 Jun

今日は父の日 (Today is Father’s Day).

Just as they did on 母の日 (Mother’s Day), my kids told my wife and I we should go out on a “date” and they’d cook dinner today. (Click here to read my post for last Mother’s Day).

So my wife and I went to 上野 (Ueno, Tokyo).

We walked around for a bit and stopped at a coffee shop for a coffee and talked for a while.
Then we stopped at a store and bought some things our daughters needed for school.

When our daughters called and told that dinner would be ready soon, we headed home.

Dinner was wonderful! As it’s 父の日 (Father’s Day), my kids made one of my favorites: 「豚キムチ」 (Pork and Kimuchi on rice) and a fruit salad for dessert!
美味しかった! (It was delicious!)

After dinner, they gave me Father’s Day presents! One daughter gave me a ケータイ・ストラップ (cell-phone strap) that she made by hand! It’s very nice! And it’s black—my kids know my taste!
The other two gave me a notebook / pen set for my 日本語 (Japanese language) studies! Great!

It was an excellent day!

(When my wife and I went to 上野 (Ueno) today, we passed by 下谷神社 (Shitaya Shrine). Here are a few pictures I took of the 「鳥居」 (Torii Gate) in front of the shrine):

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11 Responses to “父の日”

  1. bk201 June 22, 2009 at 8:59 am #

    Interesting day you had.
    In Australia, Father’s Day is in September!

    • tokyo5 June 22, 2009 at 9:19 pm #

      Do you mean “interesting” in a good sense? ;)

      And you Australians have to do everything backwards…even your seasons are backwards…and further south is colder. ;)

  2. cuteandcurls June 22, 2009 at 2:55 pm #

    Happy Father’s Day to you!! (though im a day late ..blame it on WordPress for being so downright slow yesterday!) Awwww you have such loving daughters and so blessed! I like what your daughters made for you dinner and the personlised phone strap, thats very special, one of a kind! Mind showing us loyal readers her work of art?

    • tokyo5 June 22, 2009 at 9:21 pm #

      Thanks.
      (And that’s I good idea…I should take a photo of their presents. I should’ve taken a photo of the dinner, too!)

      • cuteandcurls June 22, 2009 at 11:27 pm #

        Yes you should ^_^ well ok dinner is too late now cos its now resting in content in your tummy ^_^ but the presents would be nice …

  3. cuteandcurls June 22, 2009 at 2:55 pm #

    gahhh ..typos typos! ^_~

    • tokyo5 June 22, 2009 at 9:21 pm #

      I didn’t even notice.

  4. sixmats June 23, 2009 at 3:07 pm #

    The torii at the Shitaya Shrine is impressive. Too bad the shrine itself isn’t anything special.

    • tokyo5 June 23, 2009 at 8:03 pm #

      Have you been to 下谷神社 (Shi-ta-ya Shrine)?

      It’s true that there many shrines and temples in Tokyo (and elsewhere in Japan) are bigger and nicer…but it’s not the smallest one I’ve seen either.

  5. Baby Sis June 24, 2009 at 1:17 am #

    How nice! The girls made the day very special. They are so thoughtful. You deserve it, too! Hope you had a Happy Father’s Day!

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