|To make Tonjiru, we had to chop a lot of daikon. (Celia helped in the kitchen on Friday, before she was banned because of illness...)|
|This is Janet, our head chef, preparing tsukemono (pickles).|
|Sarah prepares edible decorations for the bento while Maya prepares a mochi dessert.|
|Maiko assembles the bento boxes.|
|Akemi also helped with assembling bento boxes.|
|Granddad folded programs.|
|Mary Lu arranged the flowers and coordinated the decorations. Gorgeous!!|
|Preparing for Tea Ceremony! (Celia is keeping her germs to herself.)|
I included links to some of the recipes, since many are on the internet.
Bento boxes: tempura, tea eggs, tamagoyaki, zarusoba, spicy miso-kochujang potatoes, daikon tsukemono (pickles), rice shapes (not pictured), pretty vegetables, kinpira gobou.
Tonjiru: I received the recipe from Ronna Husby, modified it slightly, and wrote it up as a guest post for my friend's food blog.
Dessert: fruit salad with almond jelly, cheesecake, and mochi
|Activities for the kids--spinning tops and origami|
|There was also a chance to try Japanese calligraphy!|
|Yukino demonstrated Japanese tea ceremony.|
|She was assisted by several volunteers from the audience.|
|Celia played several of her hymn arrangements, and Dad and Keith sang with her... Celia had no voice because of her cold!|
In addition to having a fun time learning about Japanese culture and our ministry, the guests donated over $2000 for tsunami relief! Praise God!
Thanks to each one of you who helped! We certainly couldn't have done this alone.