Wednesday, December 28, 2011
I randomly caught these high school boys walking down the sidewalk.
Most of our high school kids wear uniforms here in Japan, although not all. These kids are probably enjoying their winter break right now.
Today is the last day of work for many companies. I took a few days off so I wouldn't have to go back to work after Christmas, so I'm here at my parents place in Osaka right now.
We've been getting ready for the New Year by cleaning out everything in our house. It's like spring cleaning, except people in Japan always do this at the end of the year. We call it Nen-matsu O-soji (年末大掃除), which translates to "year end big clean up," and everyone in the family helps out. It's a lot of work but we do this so we can welcome in the new year to a clean house.