I walked more than 10km yesterday. It was the longest way during the stay-home.
I use iPhone to check how far I walk and it is more than 5km a day on average this week.
It is not much fun to walk (LOL) but hearing youtube makes it easy to carry out.
As I said before, ‘lockdown’ in Japan is not ‘strict.’ There are some shops that are open, and I even see Izakaya with a few people inside.
Yet, I see 99.9 % wear masks. I sometimes forget to wear a mask in which case I go back home to get it. I haven’t been told by anyone to wear it, but I feel some kind of pressure on the street…..
Maybe ‘Japan lockdown’ is working…
I noticed another thing when walking.
Poodle is the most popular pet.
Maybe the next is Shiba dog or Chihuahua.
And yes people wear masks. It was 100% yesterday.
If I was at a small town, people would ask (tell) me to wear a mask.
In Tokyo, though, people have a distance with others and only ‘say it inside.’
In a rural town, people are considered a part of community, and they actually ‘say’ it. It is like a family member.
This is good and bad.
I had been raised for 18 years in a small town till I came to Tokyo for a university.
I remember my mother was telling me that she went to several hairdressers in the neighbor in turn.
There were three or four hairdressers, and as she ran a stationery shop, she wanted those hairdressers to think she was fair in choosing a hairdresser.
Living in a small time makes you feel you are a part of the community, but you worry things that you don’t have to in a big city.
Some people like being a part of community, and others like being on their own.
To me, living in Tokyo or in a small town in Hiroshima is completely different.
It is like a foreign country to each other.
Here are things I purchased.
Some of them cannot be sent now so I will keep them.
Here is a list of countries EMS cannot be mailed to.
Thank you for reading.