Kamakura, Yakiniku and Karaoke


Friday was  fun-filled day for Owen and Becky and I took turns going out with him.

Becky and Owen headed out for their daddy daughter adventure to go to Kamakura in search of the Great Buddha – Daibutsu.

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The were able to successfully navigate the trains and arrived at their destination not to be disappointed.

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You are actually able to go inside the Buddha.  This 37 foot bronze figure was cast in 1292.

That night, Owen and I went out to eat with my brother Jeff and his Japanese counter parts at his base.  We went to a Yakiniku restaurant – for dinner. Yakiniku is a BBQ style restaurant.  At this restaurant it is all you can eat, but you buy the hour.  So we purchase the 2 hour all you can eat dinner.

There are lots of different meats and a few vegetables that you can choose to cook.  There are some really not so tasty parts (stomach, tongue) not that I would know, but I’m taking Owen’s opinion on this one.  You sit at your table where there is a cook top and you cook your own meal.

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Note the need to have your peace sign up.  They all do that in Japan.

After dinner, we headed across the street to the Karaoke place.


Loved the drink dispenser …

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Jeff and Owen were great singers..

owen singing

It was me and the salary men (Japanese term for career men) ..

the guys

I didn’t sing with a mike, but the funniest part of the evening was watching the Japanese videos which went along and told them what the song was about.   Good to learn that all those songs I thought I knew what they were about were so not correct, according to the video’s.




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