Been trying to comprehend how so much has happened over the past few weeks - the sands of time are running out fast!
This installment of A Week in Tokyo is very late and covers some of whats been going on since we got back from Anime Expo.
A local car park has kicked the bucket and now they are building a new mansion here. the word "Mansion" is basically a block of flats (apartments) and is usually made of concrete. "Aparto" is the Japanese short form for "Apartments" and is usually a small group of dwellings made of wood.
If you are looking for info about dwellings over here then have a gander at the Japanese Housing post.
About to tuck into my salad with our new gift on the side - a Fuurin in the shape of a Japanese post box.
A fuurin is a Japanese wind chime which tinkles in the Summer breeze - some of them in action below. I remember getting one from Hiroshima and hanging it in my kitchen back in London many moons ago.
My producer for Culture:Japan Fujiyasu-san. The new season of Culture:Japan is due to have more figure and doll factory reports, anime production behind the scenes and a load more anime seiyuu and high school shenanigans.
Will also be covering more traditional stuff too.