The trip is crazy-short. Only one day in Tokyo, then a bullet train trip to Kyoto. Three days there, then back to Tokyo to return to LA.
Here are some photographs from the dinner.
The portions start small to accompany cocktails and a small tasting of sake. Then the dishes build in complexity and size with the rice dishes, including a wonderfully subtle rice with claims for the end because rice is filling.
A wonderful meal to begin my introduction to Japan!.
I also learned that a trip here will be expensive. Given the exchange rate (76:1), the tasting meal cost $300.00, tip included.