Tuesday, November 29, 2005
Tuesday, November 08, 2005
Miyuki's brother, Yuichiro and his wife Yumi, drove down from Takayama yesterday to help us haul most of our stuff back up to the mountains a few days before we head up ourselves on Thursday. We had a nice stroll, a good meal and great weather. Today we pack the van.
Clockwise from me: Yuichiro, Kiyomi - Miyuki's mom, Yumi, Miyuki and lil' Nico.
Sunday, November 06, 2005
Packing it up
I'm psyched to get back to Takayama... and not. It's been great being down in civilization again these last few months. I'm going to miss my twice weekly trips into Tokyo for Japanese lessons. The classes were great (here's their website if you're planning on taking any, I highly recommend them), but also, just being back in a major metropolis on a semi-regular basis felt a little like being home. On the other hand, it'll be nice to be back in our own space (the in-laws are great, but 3 months IS a long time) and back among the trees.
Also, we have to get ready for Thanksgiving and my parents visit. Hi Mom and Dad! (I know you read this....) We're looking forward to seeing you.
Happy 2nd Month of Being Here
Saturday, November 05, 2005
The Flatiron has nothing on this place
Just one of the many unusual bits of architecture filling any and every available space here in Japan. This building is just a little wider than an average vending machine.
Here's the other end. Actually in the first photo you can see not only the whole width of the place but the entire length as well.