lunedì 18 dicembre 2017


GRAZIE MILLE, どうもうありがとうございました, THANKS A LOT to all the nice people that Saturday came to the 1st Italian Christmas Market at ristorante Mamma Lella in Onna-son!

It has been great fun... until the rain and the wind came.

A lot of people - old and new friends - participated to our little event, enjoying the yummy food of the restaurant or shopping for Christmas: the Italian food products of Prosciutto e Melone - Curtis Naonis (Italian food products importer and dealer/provider based in Itoman), the vintage items of Europa Vintage Okinawa and the cute handicrafts of Atelier Tibitoko - both based in Naha.

For us Italians & Supporters it han been also a very rare opportunity to meet. Each one of us usually very busy with our jobs, don't have many chances to gather.

My special GRAZIE to Eugenio Bettiol and Eriko Bettiol and Ghenta Kinjo of Mamma Lella (and to Stephanie too) for hosting the event; to Gino Goya for helping as co-driver; to Mirco Pilat and Hirakawa Etsuko for lending us their huge tents and tables; to Yumi Tosaka and her hairy husband who REALLY helped in the moment of need (when half typhoon caressed our tents); to Acaghi Yoco and to Myu-san for lending us their priceless cars; and to my wife Satoko Ishizaki for drawing very cute illustrations for our flyers. Sorry if I forget somebody...

We enjoyed the event so much that decided to repeat it in summer ('Italian Summer Party at Mamma Lella'?), most probably in May or June, once the big rains will be over and before the big heat. See you again then!

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