It was a farewell, memorial service to say goodbye to a cousin today.
She was diagnosed as a cancer this spring and survived through November although the doctor initially said " for a few more weeks".
She was really a strong woman. Having lived in Japan, US and back in Japan again. Enjoyed conversation with people recalling nice good memoirs of her.
She was always smiling, or I should say, when it is tough, she had tears in her eyes, but still was smiling I remember.
Being proud of her cousin. I should smile following her style.... even tough times.
The buffet was casual. Cozy restaurant, but to fully enjoy their regular dishes, I need to go back there again. Thanks to Trattoria Ciao Tokyo for having us.