Just a quick post before the Rain begins to fall! Today, Cloud USA-ers Toni Cammarota, Tammy Harriel and I met with Japan Clouds, Naoko Yamanaka and Michiko Ikeda at Michiko’s beautiful home in Sendai for some food, some laughs and some majah drool-over-Michiko’s Rain collection. This collection is SERIOUS!
Michiko has a gorgeous home and she welcomed us so warmly. Here I am with my two beautiful Japanese Cloud sisters.
Yes….Rain had to join us.
Then there was the collection – and trust me, there was so much….I couldn’t possibly capture it all and do it justice.
And…the piece d’ resistance…..how about this. Rain’s suit from the Lotte Duty Free endorsement any one? You know….this one right here:
Michiko actually won THIS in a lottery and YES, we all touched it. I even caught Naoko taking a quick sniff of it.
(Note the Rain calendar and Cloud USA mug (REPRESENT!) in the background there.)
Michiko has an enormous collection and we only scratched the surface of it. The beauty of our wonderful Japanese Clouds is their incredible warmth, generosity and kindness. You should see what Michiko sent us home with. She shared her overflow with us and we all left pretty much in Rain heaven.
I was even taking pictures of the insides of books, magazines, CD cases…you name it. It was a cornucopia of Rain. It was truly wonderful and I cannot thank Michiko enough for sharing it with us. And, Rain was in every room. His presence is everywhere. We LOVED it!
Michiko fed us wonderful traditional Japanese food……delish!!
And the best green tea and dessert. Vegan-friendly too! (She is so thoughtful and took care to remember that I was a veg-head.) LOVE!
Naoko even gave Toni the quick 411 on using chopsticks!
Sendai is a beautiful city replete with autumn colors right now. Michiko took us to the grounds of where a castle used to stand. The grounds, the vistas and entertainment were wonderful.
Just beautiful. Oh…and speaking of beautiful…
No…it’s not the end. (ㅋㅋㅋㅋ!!) All I have to say is this. It’s about to get real in Tokyo and it all starts tomorrow night!! More to come…..
(If I survive the first show, anyway!)