Now recovered from tooth trauma I travel to visit the famous Nago Pension Office. Apparently I am to get more money due to some Covid help for oldies. I stupidly threw away the correspondence not realizing its importance and, in a very Japanese way, I have had two reminders to claim this money. Therefore I go to Nago to try to sort things out. I don’t but I make progress. It is a beautiful day and I go for a ramble in the forest on the slopes of Mount Nago.
The forest is beautiful.
I wander along a path for an hour then I turn around and wander back.
I enjoyed it very much; fresh air, birdsong, forest smells, sunshine, not hot, exercise.
I then visit the paddy fields of Kin. A farmer is churning up his field in preparation for planting rice of maybe Taro, which here is called Satoimo I think. Dozens of Egrets surround his tractor. It is a great sight,
Good day initiated by bureaucracy. Out of the dull came forth sweetness.