Sunday, December 19, 2010

Sake, Sushi, and Hip Hop Abs

Mori sensei is somewhat of a legend at our school. He's fun, likes to dress in drag (for teacher parties, of course), and is always ready to provide a good time for all. This weekend he invited the other native English teacher, John, and I to his hometown of Otaru to give us just that...sadly, minus the drag-dressing, but nevertheless a grand 'ol time.

Our first stop, Otaru's sake brewery and museum:

Mori sensei and's all fun and games until somebody busts out the REALLY big bottle:

Afterwards, it was back to the Mori household, where Mr. Mori and his wife wined and dined us with cheese and crackers, salads, and crab & tofu nabe (Japanese hot pot-like stew):

And just when we thought we couldn't eat anymore, the doorbell rang. It was the sushi delivery guy:

Good thing John noticed that the Moris are connoisseurs of that timeless classic DVD, "Hip Hop Abs." In true Mori-fashion, it was then popped in and turned on for all to partake:

What a party. What a guy. What a country! And for the record, the Mori couple is the best darn Japanese couple I think I've ever met. The proof is in the photos, folks.

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