After the incredible day at the school we all went out and celebrated. I can't remember the name of the area we went to but there was a cherry blossom festival, many people and good food. The next day we each hung out in different areas of Tokyo and that evening we went to the reception.
The reception at the Embassy was also wonderful. Paul Wedderien and his wife were gracious hosts to board members, alumni, faculty and us. Martha presented an Etagami to Brian and Paul and thanked them for their part in reconciliation and bringing closure to this incredibly difficult journey. Time flew by and before we knew it, it was 11:00 p.m. I don't think any of us expected to stay for more than a couple of hours.
The next day several of us went up to the big Budda in Kamakura and then that evening some of us went to Tonki's and ate the famous Tonki's tonkastu.
Chuck and I departed that Thursday and were able to look back and say what an incredible journey we both were able to take together. From the day we saw Lake Nojiri, to the last day in the airport, it was truly a trip of a life time.
For your involvement to make this trip happen and for the closure of this journey I can only say thank you and God speed. Many blessings to you all.