I spent my Father's Day with Miho and her parents in a beautiful restaurant and pottery complex in the mountains of Soeda. They treated us to an incredible lunch that easily puts Gonpachi to shame; we had our own private air conditioned room with ROTATING CHAIRS, a seemingly bottomless supply of quality green tea, and of course (ha) course after course of wonderful delicacies. After lunch Miho's dad, an artistic man of few words who once carved a gigantic Buddha out of wood and who grows his own vegetables, took us on a mini pottery tour. Apparently the resident artist is well known for his creations using rare red clay.
I think I'll let the photos speak for themselves.
P.S. Tell your dad you love him today!