It's about time we introduced you to sweet Izumi...
This is our street.
We are fond of it.
The surrounding apartments are no more than 2 or 3 storeys high and there are some immaculate gardens, with perfectly trimmed bobbly trees. Not to mention the cats on leashes, snake roadkill, giant spiders, green frogs, neatly parked bicycles and friendly neighbours.
At one end there is a large pond filled with lillypads and at the other end a nice copse of trees, a scattering of rice fields and other farm-like happenings.
And it's only a 10min walk to the shops and the station!