it's all about the fukuzawas, baby

scary concept, but beautiful currency; yesterday i went to Bank of America and withdrew basically my whole savings account in Japanese cash... hopefully enough to cover my first month.

Bringing all these clams with me on the plane through two international airports makes me a little nervous, but that is what everyone from JET (alums, etc) have been telling me is the smartest way to handle it. Especially for us souls being shipped out to the inaka. I'm fixin ta luggage lock the hell outta this sucker, holmes!