Holy Days 4- Surprise Party
Roll back your memories to a month ago, kind reader.
In the second week of the new year, after the holiday season had ended and I was settling into daily life, I emerged one day from my apartment to discover quite a crowd outside.
Turned out it was a three-day holiday for Ebisu, god of things like good fortune, business, profit, and fishing. The alley was lined with stall after stall of old-timey carnival games and food- everything from Indian curry, to ramen hamburgers, to roast pig offal (it’s an Osaka thing…)