I noticed the existence of “a motor bike with pedals” first time in my life in a French movie, “Le Fabuleux Destin d’Amélie Poulain“.  Many people like the movie; for me, the movie was not that fascinating (I did not like the camera angles), but I liked the motor bike, which I thought had been annihilated.  I found the motor bike is called “moped”.

We used to make a lot of mopeds in Japan, too, but they are not manufactured any more.

When I arrived in Kofu four years ago, I saw one moped in a Vespa shop.  The moped, Piaggio Ciao,  looked very nice, and I bought it.  It cost 50,000 yen.

It is not useful with a very small power, but it is not useless, either.

Today, I rode my moped to a gas station.

It took time to wake up the engine, especially during the winter time.

I filled up the tank.

In the evening, Katya and I took Maya-san for a hole-digging walk.

Katya caught a slight cold in Tateshina, but she is getting much better.

I hope she will be OK in Karuizawa.

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Hello! I am a scientist running apartments in Tokyo and Yokohama. If you are willing to live in Japan, please get in touch.
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