I originally came to Japan in 1983 to work on the Fujitsu Pavilion for the 1985 (Showa 60) Tsukuba Expo. Today I got this nice birthday present – a commemorative set of coins from the Japanese mint produced that year for Expo ’85. Cool!
You all know it’s a national holiday in Japan today – Labor Thanksgiving Day, which falls one day before the U.S. Thanksgiving Day this year.
But did you also know it’s Mon’s 7th and Monta’s 6th birthday?
Here are their official birthday portraits!
Four of these photos are actually iPhone “live photos” so I turned the last one of Monta into a 10 second YouTube video. It’s the live photo repeating itself 3 times, but cute. There wasn’t much action in the other live photos.
Anyway, off to celebrate Mon and Monta’s birthday now!
Yesterday was Dave’s 97th birthday, so we all got together for lunch at Sizzler’s in Shinjuku. Everybody had a great time! There were some friends Dave hadn’t seen in 20 years.
See the video! Look at the photos! Many (many) more photos available upon request.