Since I mentioned that I am currently in Japan, I've received a few e-mails with questions like "What kind of things are you doing there?" or "Do you like Japan?" and so on. So I decided to post some random thoughts and observations about some things that have caught my interest while I'm here.
For much of my stay here I've been in a small city/town. The closest big city is actually kind of nearby (Nagoya, only 30 minutes by car) but this area has a very "not big city feeling", though it's definitely not rural either. Every day I've been walking around a lot and I've been very interested in how many of the families around here seem to be growing their own food. Even if they have just a little bit of "empty" land they will grow vegetables on it.
Across the street from my friend's house there is this tiny wooden stand with vegetables for sale. Today the white container has radishes and green onions in it. Sometimes the stand has squash, pumpkins, or Japanese potatoes to buy.
The vegetables come from the nearby houses and they're always cheap. If you want something you just put some money in the metal box.
When I get back home I will to see if I can grow my own vegetables. Also I'm curious if anybody else will want to eat my vegetables.
I'm sorry that the photos are not good. I dropped my camera and it broke, so now I am just using the built-in camera on my (non-functioning) telephone. But, I will post more photos again soon.
Please take care,