The cherry blossoms have come and gone, and the prefecture is now in a temporary sweet spot of crisp air and warm sunlight. Like most Japanese buildings my apartment is highly influenced by the weather, and whether it’s the spring changes or my own changes in mood – my apartment feels so much brighter and alive. It’s been nice to do a bit of rearranging and pretty highlights around the space, almost exclusively courtesy to the magical 100 Yen store.
One of my teacher’s gave this little trinket to me as a present. It’s a little functional zipper from the YKK factory in Kurobe city. This company is responsible for producing the majority of the zipper’s in the world. Check your zipper pulls, many of them are probably labelled with YKK!
This weekend we went down to Uozu city’s “Mirage Land” a little amusement park on the edge of the water. We were disappointed to learn we had arrived just as the rides were closing down, but the ride operators of the Ferris Wheel were kind to us and let us take a ride.
It won’t be long before this nice spring weather changes to the sweltering heat of summer- I’ll enjoy it while it’s here!