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Weekly Column Kanda This and That 325


ReleaseJuly 4, 2019

Thank you for coming back.

I have visited “Komorebi Chizakura,” which is a nice 18-story building completed in 2017 at the site of the old Chizakura Elementary School (in Higashi-Matsushita-cho near Iwamotocho Station) and which serves as public housing operated by Chiyoda City. At the hall on the 1st floor of the building, a meeting of the welfare section of the Izumibashi town community was held and I was invited as a member of the Kaji-2-chome community’s welfare section.
The place is only two and a half years old, so it’s very clean! The 30 units on the 2nd to 4th floors are for elderly people. They seem very comfortable to live in! There are always administrative staff with a helper license for support. For an extra fee, you could request support for housekeeping and care. Of course, the entire place is all electric and barrier free. Then, I wondered how long I could live in my house with six floors including one basement floor, with lots of barriers…. Visiting the place made me a bit worried about my future in this house. Well, first of all, I’ve got to be healthy, with lots of energy and stamina. I am going to do squats!


*The information herein is as of July 2019.

Writer:Fumiko Ogawa

The wife of a couple who run a bakery near Kanda Station, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo. She writes mainly about everyday and miscellaneous matters that happen around her and also in her neighborhood. She distributes her writings as "Weekly Column Kanda This and That" to the shop's customers and they are very popular. She is from Takasaki City, Gunma Prefecture.