Despite the turmoil and troubles in Japan due to the earthquakes & tsunami, some are still fortunate enough to mark some happy milestones in their lives, and of course enjoy rice cakes. According to Daily Sports, last night that was the case for Kenta Kobashi and his wife, singer Mai Mizuki. To celebrate their building a “happy home”, they held a traditional feast/gathering at the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo that was attended by over 300 invitees including famous actors, former sumo champions and fellow NOAH stars Jun Akiyama & Yoshihiro Takayama. The “first couple” of puroresu, Kensuke Sasaki & Akira Hokuto, were also in attendance. A good time was had by all. There’s still no word on when Kobashi might return to the ring but he still makes TV & radio appearances. Hopefully that return still comes sooner rather than later.

(Photos-Daily Sports)