When I show people around this area I like to show them parts of Japan that no "tourists" get to visit. I also like to try and break their stereotypes that all Japanese people are very hard working, very obedient and very much into following the rules. One way I do this is to take them to my friend's house.... that he built... with, I presume, no building permits, no plans, but that works in with nature and creates a great place to relax with a lunch box! I could sit for hours chatting on the balcony (and often do!) - just as long as I don't look down at how it is actually constructed! Thank you Mutsumi and Tom for showing us another side of Japan... I'll be back soon!