This evening all the teachers at my school had an enkai for the departing teachers. Earlier I asked what kind of dress code it was, and I was told "not formal.. casual."
Some new Japanese then:
Formal = wear a suit.
Informal = wear a suit.
And here are some pics of the food:
The unhappiest fish (Tai) I ever saw. When it was brought in all cut up and ready to be eaten it was still moving. I watched horrified for a few seconds before I had to turn my head away.
Another unhappy sea creature.