After celebrating the new year, we exchanged presents.
Katya gave me a winter scarf and an ear warmer.
I gave Katya a pair of gloves I bought in Odaiba yesterday.
Then we went to sleep.
In the morning, the hotel provided everyone with Sake.
Other than that, there was nothing for celebrating a new year, which was a pity. Strings Tokyo has good rooms and spaces, but it seems to me that they lack a simple hospitality. It should be more of a hotel for businessmen.
We checked out and went to Shinjuku to hang around.
Then we visited my parents to celebrate a new year’s day together. The trains took nearly three hours from Shinjuku and we slept a bit.
My sister, her daughter, and Anju the dog were there, too. My bother and his family will be visiting my parents tomorrow.
We had a big new-year dinner. I should have taken pictures.
Mom gave us my old albums she had been keeping. Katya and I saw the pictures and talked about them after coming back home in Kofu with Maya-san.