My motive in spending the day in Yamagata City was to get together with my gal pals of the Association of the Foreign Wives of Japanese.  So we had lunch at a wonderful Italian restaurant called Igatta.  My husband and my Japanese teachers said, “Yamagata City is famous for soba!  You should eat soba noodles!”  Uh……no.

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I had the ladies lunch….

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I chose this spagetti because it was unique.  Chicken and burdock.  Delicious!

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A genteel lunch suitable for a lady….