Kate… WHERE have you been?

I know, I know, I know.  It seems like I’ve disappeared from the internet.  I’m not updating the blog,  and I’ve been slow to respond to comments.


You know… I moved to Japan.  That was a year ago now and I’ve gotta tell ya, this place is awesome! I have contemplated blogging about our experiences here but frankly I’m afraid I would just be worried about blogging all the time.  There are so many new – and STRANGE – things for me to experience here and I just want to focus on enjoying them.  Not on writing about them.

But I am still here.  Lurking around the internet. I’m still selling ecloth products and I respond to questions on the website (eclothusa.com) within a day. So if you’ve got specific e-cloth product questions, that’s the place to ask.

Keep in mind that I’m 12-16 hours ahead of USA time. So depending on what time you contact me (at eclothusa.com website), I may respond almost immediately… or it may take me a day.

In case you’re wondering, it’s stinking hot here in the summer.  Humid and evening temps rarely go below 30 degrees Celcius. I realize there are hotter places in the US but for this Canadian, it’s mighty uncomfy.

There are many, MANY things I could share with you, but here are just a few to wet your appetite.


Up close at Sumo practice


Squid is available everywhere, cheap, in massive quantities. Remy is NOT impressed!


$50 cake- beer can for scale. It was small!


There is a hole in our floor for storing rice.


This is the control panel for our TOILET!!! You should see the one for our tub. There are 7 more buttons on the outside of the flap that is flipped down.


All carrots in Japan are exactly the same size and shape!


There are some INSANE roads in Japan. Windy, steep and hair-raisingly narrow.


This is the truck that moved our furniture across town. It took 2 trips.

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6 Responses to Kate… WHERE have you been?

  1. Rena says:

    Hi Kate, It was great hearing from you and getting your update from Japan. It sure is quite a change from living in the US. Your pictures and details were very interesting. Thanks for sharing about your new way of life and keep in touch.
    Are you able to do business there with the Ecloths?
    Stay well and be safe…Rena


  2. Joanne Sorensen says:

    Wow! Thank you for the update. What an awesome experience for you and your family. I’d like to try out the self cleaning toilet. Ha.


    • Sadly, the “self-cleaning” only means that it flushes automatically. Great… except… our upstairs toilet (also lots of buttons) does NOT have the self-cleaning option, which the boys regularly forget. So I frequently find… stuff… in the upstairs toilet. It’s like the boys have forgotten how to flush a toilet 😦


  3. Nancy Jones says:

    The experience of a lifetime!! How do they get the carrots to come out the same?



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