Monday, 30 April 2012

Outside the City


Slippers ready at the entrance
Always remove shoes in the house


Not everything is ultra-modern in Japan. In fact, outside of the large cities like Tokyo or Osaka, life is recognisable across any culture. From the end of April to the beginning of May, Japan has 'revenge' to spring break or Easter holidays. Depending on how the national holidays fall, you can have quite a long break without tapping your leave. Golden Week, as it is known, is the worker's salvation until the next holiday season in August. 

I had a get-together with friends during Golden Week to bake the infamous cheesecake and other delights.



House sits on a hillside
Not an easy walk with groceries
 







All preparations are ready in the kitchen !
Ladder is to the loft
 
  


   
Living room is cleaned
Paper screens replace traditional curtains

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