We had a farewell dinner for Rina at a restaurant in Itabishi of Rina’s choosing. She picked a yakiniku restaurant, which means we barbecued our own food! The walls on the walk up the stairs feature images of dudes like this one, carrying/dancing with flames.
Then Rina helped Jess make chocolates for her friend for Valentine’s Day. In Japan, women give men chocolate on Valentine’s Day and oftentimes they make the chocolate themselves.
It’s cool though because the men are supposed to return the favor on White Day, which occurs one month later and dictates that men are supposed to reciprocate with gift-giving.