Let’s step back in time


An electric outage hadn’t happened for three days.
The effort of saving on electricity seemed to make a difference because electric production was actually decreased.
A campaign to save electricity had been exercised even before the earthquake.
We noticed that the campaign was useless.

We rely on nuclear power for about thirty percent of the electricity consumption in Japan.
I think that we will be able to save the same amount of electricity if we are prepared make all kinds of efforts.
So far we were living in the lap of luxury about not only electricity but also food, goods and the other things.

According to this article “The Japanese Could Teach Us a Thing or Two” / New York Times ( My blog’s good reader “Fer” shared me this article.)
Japanese are respected as “perseverance (gaman)” , “polite” and the other.

In addition, I think we had better change our way of living with “pleasure”.

For example we changed our way of living a little. We enjoy the change.

・My wife divided a box of tissues into two halves for saving. It’s cute.
・We go to bed early and get up early. It is good for our health.
・We bike to our daughter’s school instead of driving our car. It is good for our health.
・We are listening to radio instead of watching TV as much as possible. TV programs are often harmful.
・We bathe in the bathtub around the same time.
・We shere cars as much as possible.This is like a picnic.

I noticed that these ways of living looked like an old way of living.
So “let’s step back in time”. 🙂

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I live in Kawagoe-city Saitama-prefecture Japan. There are many traditional warehouses in Kawagoe. So many Japanese and the people from overseas come to sightseeing. http://www.koedo.or.jp/foreign/english/index.html

11 thoughts on “Let’s step back in time”

  1. The wiseman Solomon said:
    “9 What has been will be again,
    what has been done will be done again;
    there is nothing new under the sun.
    10 Is there anything of which one can say,
    “Look! This is something new”?
    It was here already, long ago;
    it was here before our time. ”
    Tne Bible, Ecclesiastes ch.1 (New International Version, ©2011)

    9 先にあったことは、また後にもある、先になされた事は、また後にもなされる。日の下には新しいものはない。
    10 「見よ、これは新しいものだ」と言われるものがあるか、それはわれわれの前にあった世々に、すでにあったものである。
    聖書、伝道の書 1 (口語訳)

    1. なるほど。I see.
      ありがとうございます。Thanks a lot.

  2. Germans, I’m sure, would leave the whole Japanese island in wild panic.
    Reading your blog, we maybe learn, how to handle a catastrophe with dignity …

    1. Thank you for the compliment. We can’t leave anywhere.
      If we could do, we wouldn’t leave Japan, I think.
      I don’t know the accurate reason now.
      I’m putting my ideas in order..

  3. We could all learn a thing or two from the ways people are managing their supplies and finding ways to make life go on… 🙂
    Your images are strong and I really appreciate the way you share your stories. The NY Times articles on Japan have brought up a lot of topics and I wonder what will change… You raised an important point. 🙂
    Thanks you,
    PS. Will stop by when I login into WP to like your page as I am now off-site.

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