Nice to meet you, lele, and thank you so much for joining!
You have a very interesting background! I wonder how living in three countries has influenced your knowledge of architecture and landscape architecture. Not many people have that experience!
Nagano is such a beautiful prefecture, it’s a place Tokyoites (like I was) go to escape the city. But Anan is quite the change from Shanghai! I don’t blame you for finding it not easy. There’s also a lot to learn in a new country, and with a toddler, AND during a pandemic, I imagine it must be challenging. Small towns in Japan tend to be very welcoming when it comes to children, I hope you’ve had that experience so far (or will in the future when the pandemic eases).