No, Yuko isn’t the Birthday Bunny. The Birthday Bunny was a domestic rabbit that lived and died in France before being cut up and shipped to the northern recesses of rural Japan.
This is the Birthday Bunny, in its new garden of delights. Well, at least it was to our delight. Yuko and I have been reading Laura Ingles Wilder’s Little House in the Big Woods together, so I think it’s only a matter of time before she starts asking me to take a long rifle out to the back woods and bring home rabbits and bears for the table. In the mean time, she contented herself with a farm-grown bunny to celebrate her 30th birthday. Happy 30th, Yuko, and many happy returns of the day!
Yuko with Her Baked Birthday Apple (in Lieu of a Cake)
We celebrated at our favourite “local” (i.e. only an hour’s drive away) restaurant: Pomodoro
Yuko poses with a birthday cookie sent to her by a dear friend from down south.