Sometimes I don’t even know what day of the week it is. It’s Monday, isn’t it? Yes, it’s Monday. I remember because I visited my daughter at her house yesterday and we ate grilled mackerel and miso soup. After that I had a drink and went to the taxi rank at 9pm. It’s 4pm on Monday now and I’m still working. How many hours is that? I don’t know. I just keep on going. Our vehicles are built to last. […]
Nature entangled in concrete. Opaque skies. Silence. Every Thursday I make the trip to Saitama to hang out with the crows and the lonely vending machine who hasn’t been touched in years. He’s OK though. Content in stillness. The clouds above are grey, the roads below the same. A rusty beer tin hides in the verge, watching the people who pass him by day, after day, after day. No one notices him. The train station is unmanned, the bus stop […]
April is a time of change in Japan. It’s the month that marks the start of the new school year, with many people changing jobs and others leaving the country for good. It’s been a very busy period for me: new schools, new responsibilities and new friends. But in between teaching, writing and drawing I’ve also managed to pack in so much stuff over the last few weeks in Tokyo.
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