The other day I was very honoured to be invited to a garden party hosted by the parents of my friend Tatsuya. It was held in their house which is way out north of Tokyo in a quiet suburb. The garden was beautiful, with a combination of Western styles and Japanese styles which mixed amazingly well. It was a warm sunny day and when we arrived, we admired the garden and then headed inside for an amazing feast (sitting on tatami mats), washed down with champagne and red wine. Tatsuya's father used to be a French chef, so the food was delicious!