Midori’s Floating World Cafe has been voted among the best Japanese restaurants in the Twin Cities. For 17 years, the cozy restaurant on 2629 East Lake St has been serving Japanese staples such as agedashi tofu and grilled mackerel dinner bento box combo amidst a sea of bright-colored paper umbrellas hanging from the ceiling. Being in a block that was the center of looting and arson, the restaurant tables were used as ramparts built in front of a burned Arby’s and aspects of the interior, from the kitchen walls to the storage room and equipment are in need of repair. See this gofundme to help with rebuilding. A Nagasaki native, Midori Mori-Flomer, the restaurant’s owner, is a reminder of humanity’s resilience.