The "Mama-San" Shop

The "Mama-San" Shop

This little grocery shop is located right outside the base in Iwakuni. I'm 38 years old now and I think the first time I went there I was probably 5 years old. It hasn't changed at all over all that time. In fact, I'm sure some of those posters have been on the wall since the early 80s. It's interesting visiting places like this in Japan that  seem to exist in a bubble unaffected by time.

Update: So I've just been told that I am actually 37 years old, not 38. I stopped counting after 35...