Check Out My Crib

One disadvantage of retirement is that your employer no longer pays you. Strange but true. As I move towards that state I realize that I will have to downsize residentially. My wonderful, beautiful house that has delighted me for the last 5 years and more, will have to go. Too expensive.

Today, I get the keys for my new crib. One thing, of the many, I have learned in Japan is that you do not need a lot of space. Once you abandon the concept of a bedroom filled with huge bed and welcome the tatami mat and futon, which are cupboarded during the day, you liberate significant amounts of space.

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Cupboard is where you stash sleeping equipment during the day.

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The entrance. Toilet and shower on left. Extra bedroom on right.

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Lots of light.

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La cuisine

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Extra bedroom.

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Atomic toilet

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Wash away my sins

I like this place. This will be my Okinawa base for the next few years. The rent is absurdly cheap.

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They very nicely named the building after me. My place is the 3rd floor corner apartment.

 

I go for a tramp around the hood.

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Modern Okinawan architecture.

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I like this better

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Stand and deliver

What fun.

 

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8 Responses to Check Out My Crib

  1. Alan says:

    Looks perfectly comfortable and climbing those stairs will keep you healthy. Searching for N’s Garden finds a restaurant praised for it’s home-baked croissants but no sign of apartment of that name – is it nearby? That shower arrangement looks strange – seems a perfect arrangement to guarantee a flooded bathroom.
    When do you do the move? Where do we send post to now? Where are you for Christmas?

    • Hmm good question. I do not know my post code,which is all important in Japan as there are no real street names. You can still send stuff to the old house as I remain until 24 December. There are two great restaurants a couple of minutes walk away. Search for Ganso sea grapes in Onna son in Google Maps.

  2. Alan says:

    On consideration I suspect that the bathroom is actually a wetroom so no problemo! Will you be permitted to ritually burn gobbets of flesh on the balcony?

  3. Rosemary says:

    Ah tis a sad day we left the croft.

  4. calderi says:

    Looks a very fine pad. I don’t suppose that it rains all the time, and worth being friends with the crab, in case the awamori keeps you at ground level.

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