Was awoken today by the sound of two choppers circling in the sky (no one-hand clapping jokes please). Usually a sign that something must have been going on nearby but I couldn't find anything in the news. My friends didn't hear anything so thought I was a bit paranoid, bit like the nights we've had very mild earth tremors...I feel them but I don't worry too much about them. Our house is not far from one of the Self-Defence Forces training areas so we figured it had something to do with that.
|Reading, writing and |
thinking, 7.12am to
the sounds of chopper blades
Anyway, unable to get back to sleep (and still kind of excited by the idea of a new year), I continued writing some reflections on the state of politics here in Japan. Looking out the bedroom window, I've opened the shutter...
By the time the rest of the household got up, it was time to start thinking about the main meal of the day, actually the centrepiece for the next few days.
As I noted in yesterday's post, the next few days is all about the food really. So, we got started on breakfast...lunch and dinner.
|Osetchi ryori at our place 1/1/13|
|Pre-dinner beer, at 6.12pm|
The pleasant weather persisted during the day, which was just as well for day two of the new year is...(see tomorrow's post)...