Monday, January 30, 2006

Yuji and Kaori

I've been spending the last three days hosting my relatives from Japan, Yuji and his daughter Kaori. Even though Yuji has only been in the U.S. once before twenty three years ago and for only five days to get married it's mainly a shopping trip for Kaori. Yuji is one of the most giving people I know. I did take him to the Peterson Automotive Museum and a pawn shop in Santa Monica to see guitars, two of his passions. They return tomorrow, something of a whirlwind trip but I've had another couple of my relatives do exactly the same thing ten years ago. They weren't here to shop, though. They just wanted to be taken around. Go figure.