We leave Japan one month from tomorrow (!). While I am thrilled about our upcoming move, and delighted about all we've done and seen since arriving in Japan almost six years ago, there are definitely some things I'm going to miss. Among them:
Brainiacs Second Child and his supah-cool "brother" (that's what they call each other!) using tons o' spare change to buy sodas from said machine and letting them drop down one after the other until they get stuck, thus requiring the attentions of older sister (First Child, taker of the photo) to get them unwedged.
Neighborhood cemetery. There's bamboo (and chestnuts, if the old ladies haven't gotten to them first) in them thar' hills.
The Purple House, one street over. More than a little subversive.
Husband's mini-mobile, nicknamed "Pikachu" for no clear reason. Fighting over the shared arm rest: good times!
Bubble mirrors, for negotiating sharp turns and narrow roads in virtually any neighborhood
frequent walks in the 'hood--apres-sushi this time, I believe
And speak of the devil--sushi. Kappa-maki here, a fave of the kids
Don't forget the Sushi-Dudes--we love them so!
And, the stacking of the sushi plates by color. Yellow=cheap=our favorite. Waaaaaah, sushi!