It's been 6 years since that fateful day in Japan, and the memories of watching the horror unfold on live TV are still with me. Six years on, there is still no solution to Fukushima, as recent robotic probes have all failed in their missions. It' still the elephant in the room that the Japanese government and TEPCO don't like to talk about.
But I have not wavered in my support of Japan. I still try to go to Japan when I can... although my visits have been annual and infrequent. I still haven't made it to the Tohoku region myself, but one of these days I will make a trip to help H-man at his nascent winery in Yamagata Prefecture (山形県). But one thing I do consciously is to try to support the people of the Tohoku region by buying their products, and sake is something easy for me to purchase, so in recent years I have steered myself towards sake breweries in the affected region.
After entertaining my mom last weekend, it was time to entertain Mary White. We were trying to pick a Japanese restaurant somewhat convenient for her, and came up with Inagiku (稲ぎく) at the Royal Garden Hotel. In all my years in Hong Kong, I've never managed to come to this restaurant. In fact, I've probably only been to the newer sister outlet in IFC twice. These jack-of-all-trades Japanese restaurants like Inagiku and Nadaman (なだ万) are, inevitably, master of none...
The three of us decided to order a few dishes to share.