This Thursday's speaker March 11, 2004
11:00 a.m. Rm. 159 Sloan
Yukiyasu Mutoh (Keio University, Yokohama, Japan)
"Decompositions of a complete graph into colorwise simple graphs."

It was a delight to have Yukiyasu Mutoh, from Keio University, Yokohama, Japan, visit our home in Pasadena near the end of his three week visit to Caltech. He gave his lecture at Rick's seminar on Thursday, and Friday night he came to our home for dinner. The smiles you see in these photos tell the whole story.

Kathy served edamame for appetizer, followed by small cups of creamy sweet potato-cauliflower soup with toasted pumpkin seeds. Yuki liked the variety of small courses, which he said was very Japanese.

We love sharing our collection of colorful chopsticks. We used them for this shrimp-sesame-pecan-shitaki mushroom-onion-garlic curry on shredded cabbage. We actually learned to use lots of shredded cabbage on our trip to Kyoto two summers ago.

We told Yuki about our trip to Kyoto, and he enjoyed looking at our album, and hearing our stories about how the monkey at the Kyoto zoo ate our map, and how we had 'sticky gooey ball' ice cream for dessert. We made him a vanilla soy-ice cream, rasberry dessert. Green tea, red wine and coffee.

Yuki liked his welcome in Pasadena!