Of course all my Japanese friends, and friends who live in Japan, know the answer to this, but for everybody else…
This is a small parking lot near my house. Note that the spaces are numbered 1, 2, 3, and 5.
Why is there no parking space 4?
Last week at an antique coin shop I like in Asakusa, I found this Tenpo era coin. The catalogue shows it’s from Tenpo 6 – that’s 1837.
Today there are strong winds, what are called haru ichiban here in Japan. It always happens around the vernal equinox, which is this coming Friday. It truly demarcates the break of winter and the beginning of spring. It’s beautiful outside. Really windy, but beautiful.
Here’s an odd one. This business took over the house next-door and they are just opening up their new office.
Here is what it says on their glass storefront.
Makes you wish they had consulted with a native English speaker first. I wonder what they mean. Do they provide entertainment for funerals?