Monday, 8 October 2007

Memories of Japan

I grew up in Nara Japan where there was no ocean but heaps of mountains and rice fields close to my house. Now when I go back to Japan, things come back to me about my childhood - I spent so much time in the rice fields and in my grandmother's vege farm. And when I see old Japanese post boxes (like the one below), I think about how many times I have changed the direction of the post box. They are made from concrete and sit on a stone base without an anchor, so it is easy to change its direction. Back when I was a kid changing the direction of the post box, I never realised that these kinds of things would become important memories down the track that make me feel relaxed and happy. I was just cheeky!