“Golden Week” has started here in
People here in Otaki are still out working in their fields—no golden week for them. I will be returning to
Interesting fact that came from my conversations with I-san in Takigoshi yesterday: he and his wife have a 5 year old child and apparently it is the first child to have been born in that hamlet in 32 years!! I-san also told me about some of the history of Takigoshi hamlet. In the furthest back part of the hamlet there is a dam called Miura Dam; it was built prior to the war using forced laborers from
I was also told that here in the Kiso Region houses, not families, but the houses themselves have names (apparently this may be common across
Sounds like gas is going to jump about 30 yen here from tomorrow—good time to be living in a small village. . .with a good pair of shoes!