My friend close by over in Kitsuki, Kelly, decided that she would bring a little bit of America to Japan and cook a huge Thanksgiving dinner. All by herself. There was turkey (of course), cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, gravy, salad, deviled eggs, stuffing, pumpkin pie, and apple crisp! It was a day after the real date on Thursday, but Friday was a holdiday in Japan (Labor Thanksgiving Day) so no work.
She cooked for three foreign teachers and four Japanese ones as well who had never had a Thanksgiving meal. They throughly enjoyed it, but found the cranberry sauce quite suspect trying comically small bites. I wish they could have seen it come out of the can.
It was my first real Thanksgiving in a few years with last year being in Japan and the year before opting not to drive home and instead work in a soup kitchen.
Everything was really good, but the turkey was my favorite. Kelly even had to special order it online along with other items like yellow cheese that you can’t get in Japan.
More pictures below!