The normal onset of a beautiful Tochigi fall has been delayed by alternating spells of typhoon-leftovers rain followed by heat and humidity reminiscent of the warmest Northern Michigan summer day. I’m trying to be patient because soon it will be the dead of winter and I’ll be trudging around with a newborn and an insane toddler, but still. I’m large and in charge right now, and sweat is gathering in places I’d rather not speak of.
Quick sidenote of utmost importance, especially if you have a human head sitting on your bladder: I have never been in a country with more plentiful or more spotlessly clean public restrooms. Can you even imagine this existing in the US?