The other dinner guests were also Aikido people that Ted knows and I had met before.
The dinner lasted all day and we were treated to many delicious Japanese foods, and also some German foods. The Aikido friend/host took a three week cycling trip across Germany this summer and acquired an appreciation for German food and wine.
We are very thankful to have been invited to such a nice party. We are so fortunate to have this opportunity to live in Hokkaido and experience so much os Japan with the people here.