The tallest gaijin couple in Japan (that we know of...we haven't looked very hard) blogs about eating, working and playing. Our combined height is 12 foot 3, we hail from middle America and our new host town's claim to fame is a festival featuring men riding huge logs down a mountain. Oh yeah, takai means tall in Japanese (among other things). It's what we wish they would call us. What they actually call us is ookii (big).
Sunday, September 26, 2010
This is a rice paddy on John's walk to school in Matsumoto.
I remember when the rice paddies were full of tiny little green sprouts. Now it's harvest time.
Soon it'll be so cold we'll be running between our kerosene heated room and the rest of the house. Our olive oil and face wash will freeze. We may just unplug the fridge because our whole house will be one.
Hopefully, before we know it, they'll be planting new rice!