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Thick As A Brick

September 11, 2013

Thick As A Brick

Well it’s taken a long time; there’s been mis-starts, false dawns and let downs aplenty, but finally, finally, kitchengardenjapan has hankoed its way into the history books. Or at least, the Japanese land register. Hurrah!

All it took was patience, commitment and atamakin*, as thick as a brick.



Luck also played it’s part, and timing, too. We’ve been searching furiously for a new place for two main reasons. The first is financial: consumption tax is soon about to be hiked from 5 to 8 to 10%, upping house prices significantly – and let’s face it – who wants to pay more tax? The second reason was the kids: In Japan, elementary school kids must walk to school whatever the weather, and which from our current place would take over 40 minutes one-way, the poor guys. From the new place, it’ll be less than 5.

So stars aligned, our luck held, the lowball offer was accepted, the fat lady sung, the ink is dry, and… (drumroll, please…)



the deed is DONE! Huzzah! Landed gentry at last! Get in!

KitchenLordofallIpurveygardenjapan 🙂

*Atamakin, in kanji (頭金) translates as deposit.  A literal translation reads “Golden head”. Golden head? Fnarr, fnarr.

Required listening, grab a beer:


4 Comments leave one →
  1. September 11, 2013 8:48 pm

    Well done and congratulations!!

  2. inesusan permalink
    September 11, 2013 10:44 pm

    I am very happy for you guys.

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