Goodbye futon, hello mattress

Every 10 years, whether it needs it or not, I figured I should clean the floor in my bedroom.

I wanted to set up my new coil mattress! I haven’t had a proper mattress for 35 years now (just using futon) and I think I need better back support, so it was time. I got a new goza for the floor too.

Now I have to wait 24 hours for it to finish filling up with air. It was interesting how it suddenly expanded as soon as I took it out of the inner plastic bag. But the store (Nitori) said I should wait a full 24 hours before sleeping on it.

In the meantime I have to find sheets that fit it. I didn’t see anything good in my local store.

Only in Japan? At the post office.

An only-in-Japan moment?
I went to the post office earlier, and they forgot to give me 200 yen change.
Just before I got a call from them. They apparently found my phone number in some record from a previous transaction, apologized for not giving me change, and said they wanted to come over to my house and give it to me.
I told them thanks very much, but I’ll just come by later and pick it up.
I can’t imagine the post office in St. Louis or Boston doing that.