December 4th, 2014

hasui saitama mountains

Sic transit

Turning out the stationery files looking for envelopes, I found a used envelope from '92 with my Yamato-cho address on it. So naturally I called up Tokyo Streetview to see what had happened to the old neighbourhood. If Streetview is to be trusted (it isn't in TO, where my present address gets you next door in May 2012) my old house is now a hole in the ground, or was in July. By now it may be a lovely aluminum-fitted modern house like the ones to both sides. Nothing at all looked familiar, but a click or two along the street revealed that the denki-ya-san (electrician) is still there and still in business, though I remember him- *once* I remembered him, because I'd totally forgotten about him- as ancient.
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