Living on the edge of chaos

2 11 2009

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There is no doubting that Tokyo is a fascinating Metropolis, and this is something that I definately want to touch on, or gentle caress in this blog. However I live in much quieter surroundings.

I am currently nicely placed (like ham in a sandwich) between the busy station of Nishi Funabashi and the quieter Shimousa-Nakayama. The area is quiet, yet pleasently residential, where small Japanese houses rub concrete shoulders with 3 story appartment blocks, supermarkets and convenience stores, the twin railway lines of the Tozai and Sobu variety and a mid-sized area of land that supports greenhouses. There are some nice restaurants (and a good variety too), and for some reason 5 or 6 dry cleaners all with 5 minutes walk of each other. There is also a famous temple in Shimousa, dating back to 1622, which I haven’t been to yet, but have pencilled it on my things to do list.

I work at AEON in Motoyawata which is on the Sobu line and 1 stop from Shimousa. It takes me about 10 minutes door-to-door depending on if I have my bicycle, or about 15 minutes ride.

http://www.aeonet.co.jp/school/staff.php?sno=1213

The above link, is to my actual school. It is in Japanese, but you should be able to translate it with the Google browser.

 

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