Tuesday 11th November 2014
Last day in Hiroshima. Took some family portraits for Shichi-Go-San (although I think we were a year early!) and went to Kura Sushi for dinner.
Japan November 2014
At the big mall near where Chie's parents live they have some novelty shopping trollies.
Erika in the kid's play area at the place where we had a quick lunch.
Erika eating a bit of pizza at lunchtime.
In the park where we went to take some family portraits, I thought bamboo made a nice backdrop.
Of course none of us are professional photographers so the general plan was to just snap away and hope something nice came out.
...of course even getting Erika to be in the shot was a bit of a challenge.
...and to face the right direction.
Erika on my shoulders.
Erika delightfully oblivious of the fact we were trying to take a nice photo.
I think this may actually be my favourite picture of the three of us - I'm sure it breaks all the rules of portrait photography, but we're all having fun.
This is quite nice too, despite the fact Erika is sticking her tongue out, and there's a bit too much ground at the bottom of the photo.
Did one on self timer of the whole family, and I think it came out pretty well first time so just did the one.
Erika larking about in front of a little wall which had some sea creatures painted on it.
The three of us doing a crab impersonation in front of a crab.
Erika sort of joining in.
The three of us and an octopus.
Chie and Erika in a tunnel.
Erika peeking through various shaped holes in a wall.
There was a nice sky, but unfortunately the park was surrounded by trees and it was hard to include it in any of the family portraits.
For dinner, we headed to Kura Sushi, the conveyor belt which is becoming our second traditional haunt, as it's a bit more kid friendly than Sushi Tei.
Erika eating some natto maki sushi in a superbly messy way.
Yuka-chan, Hirofumi-san and Yoko-san.
Our side of the table.
Me feeding Erika inari sushi.
Erika watching the little screen that does an animation for every 5 plates you drop down the chute.
Erika dropping plates down the chute.
Fried sweetcorn. This felt more Thai than Japanese, and either way not sure it belongs in a sushi place.
We eventually persuaded Erika to actually sit in her child seat for dessert.
She's having some kind of mochi with kinako.