Isaiah 40: 11

"He tends his flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to
his heart; he gently leads those that have young."
Isaiah 40:11

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

A Little Tour

Many of the pictures that follow you have seen before. I realized however that I have never given an official tour of where we live. Just tidbits. So....without further ado, a little peak of our abode here in Japan.

We are very grateful for the numerous parks in our area. There are a few pics of the homes in the neighborhood too.

View of Sakura Residence from one of the parks.

Another playground

This is the Japanese Primary school located behind and across the street from our place.
This is the parking lot just outside of the entrance to our building
We live in Tower 3
The building is 15 stories high but we are on the main floor
Just inside the first set of doors. You have to buzz in or use the electronic key to get in from here.
Looking back at the front entry doors
Turn to the right about a dozen steps and there is our front door. Shoe closet on the right and washer and dryer on the left. 2(much needed) refrigerators straight ahead.

Our cute little Ikea kitchen
The funny little dishwasher
Turn around and there is the living room with couch and school desks. The curtain on the far left has a door behind it that leads to a little enclosed front porch. Every room has it's own a/c and heating unit.
Just to the left is the dining area
Then comes the hallway
Aside from the 2 refrigerators this hallway is how we survive in such a little place. These are giant Ikea cabinets where we store everything from school supplies to toys to empty luggage. One of them even serves as a pantry.
One of the two bathrooms with there delightful floor drains. They look almost identical. One off of each bedroom.

Bedroom #1

Bedroom #2
At the back of each room is a sliding glass door that leads to a large porch that wraps around the place.
This is the uncovered side porch.
This is the covered backporch
The view from the back porch of Japanese children walking to school.
So, that about sums it up. Our little abode in a nutshell. I am happy to report that if I had to design such a small space for 8 people I would not change a thing. The layout works well. Whoever designed it made an excellent use of the space.
Thanks for visiting!