Anyway, been doing a lot of walking in some pretty working class areas of an outer suburb of the city.
And as I guess you'd expect but still vainly hope against we've been garnering quite a bit of attention of the stop and stare type.
Rather obvious staring.
Amy noticed and asked why all the people keep staring at us.
Without missing a beat Meg replied:
"Probably because we're from Nagano. I don't think many people from Nagano come here."
I love that that's the way she processes it rather than (more accurately) blaming it on her (obviously) foreign mum but I do worry that she really is quite naive about the way the world- and in particular visually near homogenous Japan- works.
Still, Amy was happy with that answer so I guess I'll enjoy their innocence while it lasts and be happy that they aren't telling me to walk on the other side of the street, hey?