Dessert pictures first!
Taiyaki from San Francisco's Japantown (it's a fish-shaped pancake filled with either a red bean paste or chocolate...I got the chocolate one):
Click HERE for some random person's picture of taiyaki being made. Looks better than my pic. Mmm.
My favorite Japanese chicken dish is oyako, which, sadly, means something like "mother and child" donburi. It's basically chicken, slightly raw egg, onions, and rice:
The katsu don, which ended up being pretty much the oyako but with bread crumb-covered chicken cutlet instead of just plain chicken:
Curry (sorry about the flash!):