Monja Party in Mid-fall

It could be under the harvest moon in mid-fall.

Bad weather forced us to give up enjoying the moon viewing, but my friends and I had a party on a cruising boat on the Tokyo Bay, and ate “monja” or half-fried thin flour dough.

I felt cold in San Francisco, it seemed I just skipped fall to winter, but in Tokyo, it’s still humid and hot as typical summer evenings in Monsoon area.

People says average Tokyoites prefer “Monja” and Osakans prefer “Okonomiyaki” or Japanese-style hot-plate pizza, but I love both despite I’m from Osaka.

I hope this rainy days pass very soon and fall atomosphere come down here in the city.


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Masaru IKEDA

Masaru IKEDA has co-founded several system integration companies and consulting firms in Tokyo. Now he has been contributing serial columns to nationwide newspapers and IT periodicals, also he's currently serving as tech consultant for several web companies. See this for more bio.