You may have noticed that my blog output hasn’t been up to snuff recently. Indeed, kanagawacement is going through a bit of a sea change, quite literally. In the last few days I have seen every possession in our apartment packed into more than 50 boxes, our furniture hauled with ropes down the second story balcony, and all loaded meticulously onto a moving truck for a long drive to Japan’s most northerly prefecture of Hokkaido. The Greater Tokyo Metroplex is fast becoming a memory, replaced by roadside snowdrifts 4 meters high and a mountain view from my non-atrociously priced centrally located apartment in Sapporo.
Tokyo won’t be necessarily missed. In exchange for the harsh northern winters, I’ll gain more space, far less crowds, cheaper rents, easier access to nature and greater peace of mind.
I realize that kanagawacement might no longer be the most appropriate name for this blog, since WordPress doesn’t make changing names an easy proposition, I may be forced to keep the former moniker in homage to my humble beginnings here in Japan.
So here are some images of my final weeks in Kanagawa/Tokyo. There’s cherry blossoms aplenty, some interesting oddities, and my life in Musashi-Kosugi all boxed up.