Our group had it's "welcome meal" last night. Many things I have not experienced before!
Starting with sea grapes and tofu with smoked bonito flakes and cucumber with sesame sauce, and bonito flakes. The "grapes" had a really lovely texture, sort of like eating caviar -- little bursts popping in your mouth.
Salad with burdock root strips, and cucumber with sesame sauce and dried bonito.
Gyoza with yuzu and pepper sauce.
Okinawa bitter melon with bonito flakes (very bitter!).
Shishito peppers with miso (what was interpreted was miso, but it would have been another soy form).
Sashimi -- kompachi with sesame, soy, and sake, with nori on top (too much sauce, couldn't really taste the fish).
Ask me about breakfast! (Yes, that's breakfast!)