- - - 4/9/2011 - - -

Hanami with the Shuttlers

Filed under: — Andy @ 1:06 am

My friend Jeff is visiting from The States for about 3 months. He and I both enjoy playing badminton, so the first thing we did when we met up again was play badminton. We both were rusty and the Japanese people we played against were quite above our level.
The following day he and I went to a hanami hosted by his Tokyo badminton group. I met a lot of new people and had a good time eating and playing Frisbee with some new friends.
Afterward, I asked Jeff what kind of Japanese food he liked. When he said ‘tonkatsu’ I immediately took him to Maisen, one of the absolute best places for tonkatsu in Tokyo.

You can see the excitement…


  1. that’s a very delicate-looking pile of lettuce, yo quiero tonkatsu

    Comment by mrb — 4/19/2011 @ 5:57 pm
  2. Soon, the only place in tokyo to survive the franchise wars will be Maisen, so later all izakayas will become Maisen

    Comment by H — 4/20/2011 @ 11:35 pm
  3. Maisen has changed my life. I found out there is also one in the Tokyu Mall inside Shibuya station and took my class out there for our first Friday lunch get together. People raved about it. Even their 1000yen lunch set is pure delight.

    Comment by Jeff — 4/22/2011 @ 3:32 pm

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