Just returned from my momma's and we got to talking about this. She whipped out the article that was published in the CJ on Saturday (but of course I directed her attention here). Many congrats to Toki! The chosen name is great. Toki's father is a restaurant owner in Japan (I think) and from what I understand, he is very talented and traditional. If I'm misrepresenting here, Toki, please stand to correct me. Obviously my mother has told me a bit, but I don't want to get my facts confused. I (and everyone on LHB) would love to hear it from you directly. But from what I see, this is an uprise to release your own creative style. My mom said that when they announced it at the community center (SGI - Soka Gakai International ~ mom's a buddhist), people cheered. Toki is the jam.
I can't wait to eat there with Gary, Gayle, and Paul. Who else wants to go???