31 Dec 2005
Spent the day in Shinjuku with Aiko, and it was bloody cold. Ended up going bowling and of course their system is better, with cameras on every lane for instant replay action!
For NYE I joined Hajime’s family in Kokubunji. We went to the local shrine with music and theater, and rang a large bell for good fortune. Keeping us warm were Bonfires, Amazake (sweet Sake) and hot potatoes! I even had a go on a massive Taiko drum!