隣に

Unlikely nation has ostentatious “Greek-style” mansion on posh hilltop

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東京のアメリカ・クラブの隣にあるこの贅沢な邸宅は、意外な国の大使館です。アフガニスタンです。神谷町で。

On a hilltop at the end of a dead-end street sits this bulky mansion and ample parking pad that is the Embassy of Afghanistan. It’s next door to the elite expat Tokyo-American Club. Near Kamayacho, where I rarely venture.

Winter snap peas alongside large tool shed

足立区で、物置小屋の隣に元気なスナックエンドウを見つけました。ベランダで私も冬に育てているけれど、こんなに元気じゃありません。うらやましいです。

These snap peas look very vigorous growing alongside a large tool shed in Adachi-ku in December. While visiting the cherry trees of this northeastern section of Tokyo, I was delighted to see these fantastic vines inside a work space visible next to the sidewalk. Last year I learned that you can grow this vegetable in Tokyo’s winter. I wish mine looked so full and so ready to provide many meals.