Every year, we go Shimanto river for swimming competition. We used to stay at NAKAMURA city close to the river one day before the competition, and every time we came back, we realized the number of closed/shuttered stores gradually increased.
We went to closed department store in NAKAMURA the other day, to shop. We entered the closed down building and, wondering around the products which were covered with dust and not on sale any more, and searched for "something" which we were interested in, and buy it 50% off from the old price seal. In side the building, too old stuffs were scattered everywhere, very retro, nostalgic, broken products. In the top of the building, one woman is still working. Not sure what is her job, but seems like there's another person she works for. Very strange building to me indeed.
I found something which I'm interested in. Old tin BENTO cans and two hot irons. The cans cost about ￥100-250 each. Will those be in use in my daily life? Well, I think it will and I'll try to, but there maybe some possibility that they sit on the shelf again at my home. I wish all the materials I own should be used in my life practically and live together with me. However I love to stock the stuff and just enjoy buying at the same time. It is difficult to have a good balance...
When we cleaned up KAIYU's dining space, we put away many furniture and stuffs into the back room, and I said to Mitsu chan that all those dirty, broken, unnecessary stuff should be thrown away. He responded to me that he is not a person who can dispose stuff easily. He wants to fix everything and make it alive again, that's why he cannot dispose things he have.
KAIYU has rooms and large space, so it's really easy to possess things. Both Mitsu chan and Tae chan like to prepare for "sometime in future" and hope to re-use, revive the stuff they own.
It's just a difference if you see things are already dead or still alive. The stance would be different depends on how much revival skill you have and how much space you have to keep those stuff. Mitsu chan and I have very different skills and space, thus our opinion may never intersect. I just,, want to dispose that broken electronic organ and the old curtain..
"Daddy horse ranch" where Emi san just open her business is the place where she accept racehorses who are retired. She said the retired racehorses would normally get killed in Japan. Once racehorse cannot be a racehorse, they are considered as dead. Living creatures are alive as long as their heart beats. How about material and stuff?? Dead one, alive one, and sleeping one. The diffs between dead and sleeping is a hair's-breadth.