Akemi, Kyoko, Yumi, Kumiko & Lou
Once we sat down, people started handing out gifts (I had no idea this was going to be happening, so I brought nothing…) and Yumi even prepared some kind of lottery with prizes (more gifts). I decided she suffers from a Santa Clause syndrome, because she gave us way too many gifts, which were in all those bags that made us have to take a taxi earlier. We all ended up with a large bag filled with gifts by the end of the afternoon. We ended our 4-hour lunch with some purikura:
It was a lot of fun meeting these girls and trying to communicate with them, but luckily Kumiko was there to do some translating when needed. Next week we’ll be doing the 9 hour Bon Jovi karaoke marathon at Shidax in Komaki and Kyoko (and some other girl who I’ve yet to meet) is joining the madness too. Can’t wait!