Thursday, August 02, 2007

Yuri Honjo here we are

Our house, in the middle of our street...

Enjoying the lazy life of no studying, well technically it`s just me that`s not studying the kids as is the grand tradition here in the land far far away, have tons of homework to keep them busy over the boring summer month ;-) Apart from daily kanji and math practice they each have to hand in an art/carpentry project, write a book review and on top of that Elena needs to keep a diary. At least the project part has been duly taken care of in the form of amazingly artistic bowls pictures of which will soon be decorating these here humble pages. So, to get back on track, we@ve now arrived in the village formely known as Honjo-shi (the shi part is a misnomer I assure you) where I lived those oh so many years ago (what it`s 17 aready???) to stay with my family here. Although the city is now called Yuri^Honjo and incorporates all the adjoining villages it`s still a wee little place that invites homeyness and photpgraph taking!
Elena reflective on our way home A picturesque (read pictosquwee) homestead up the hill P1015616 Himawari - Sunflowers

These are in blossom all over the placeAt the moment all is in bloom, sunflowers (himawari) line the streets, the sweetcorn is bursting out of it`s leaves and these amazingly intricate yet miniscule garden the Japanese manage to come up with on the windowsills, sidewalks or their 50 cm balconies are stunning to behold.


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