On Saturday, December 12, Gary and I met Minoru Kamada (whom I first met in Wakayama in late 1970). In Tokyo, we visited the Ginza, the Akihabara electronics district, and Shibuya-ku. At the end of the day we took the Shinkansen back to Fujisawa.
|My good friend Minoru Kamada (left) and me, in Tokyo, December 12, 1987|
|Gary Doerge (right) and me in the Ginza (or maybe Akihabara or Shibuya-ku?)|
|Gary Doerge, Minoru's female friend, and Minoru Kamada in front of the giant Buddha in Kamakura|
I was told that Kamakura has the world's largest McDonald's restaurant. (The two-story restaurant was definitely the largest McDonald's I had ever seen.)
On Tuesday evening, December 15, Heisuke Wada (with whom I opened the first branch in Wakayama in October 1970) met me at Hotel Ocean Terrace in Fujisawa. We drove to Denny's for a meal, where I learned that he works for the Levi Strauss Co. in Japan, also that he was bishop of the Fujisawa Ward for 4 1/2 years. (He is currently the high priest group leader.) He then swung by the Fujisawa Ward chapel, and (finally) to his home to visit his family.
|Heisuke Wada and his wife at home in Fujisawa|