Then back to her (my sis-in-law's) hometown, Sasaguri which is just outside the main city of Fukuoka. About 20 min drive to Tenjin/Hakata.
They bought their apartment (brand new) around 17 years ago for $200,000
now it's worth $80,000. Not that they care - and it's expected (if buying new) things devalue fast in Japan.
Anyway, I finally get to catch up with my bro-in-law, Arki... this guy is a character that's for sure and we get on very well (was the best man at my wedding last year).
One of my favorite foods on earth, is Yakitori (basically meat on a stick) and this shoddy little restaurant, (the owner must have a Marilyn Monroe fetish by all her posters about), is a real treasure... amazing how such simple food, can taste so damn good!