Last night our Japanese class went out together for 和食 (AKA washoku, tradish Japanese food.) One of the teachers taught us etiquette, which was kind of hard to keep in my brain considering there are like 500 rules for chopstick use alone. I could get into it, because it's pretty interesting, but instead let's just move on to what everyone really wants to see: the food porn...
This came next. I'd describe it as kind of a Japanese ceviche, i.e. raw fish with some citric element. With bowls this size, you should pick them up in one hand and eat out of it with chopsticks in the other hand. If the bowl is large you must leave it on the table.
Shrimp, eggplant, and something else delicious but not identified to me with a really awesome miso paste at the bottom.
I'm skipping the soup we got after this because while it was delicious, it was not very photogenic.
Some kind of creamy deliciousness with pork in it. The ginger stick was a garnish, which I discovered when I briefly attempted and failed to eat it. (Not very biteable.)
I am also skipping a meat course and a rice and miso course because again, very good, but they didn't make for interesting photos.
Dessert: persimmon (called かき, kaki here) and a sweet potato cake. Like I said, very seasonal.