Chances are I’m going to be indisposed for the next couple of days, what with getting a handle on the new teaching gig, moving to Osaka, tying off the sutures in Fukui and taking copious notes on it all. So I’m going to do what any blogger worth his salt does when he’s stalling for time to knock up another post: junk up the space with filler. In my case, the styrofoam peanuts at hand are photos I took a week ago in Sabae, a rice-field-spackled outpost about 30 minutes south of Fukui. Enjoy, feel free to click through to the photo gallery site, and remember: the comments button doesn’t bite.