Tuesday, November 29, 2011

5:00 p.m. Dinner Bell

When it's our time to leave Tokyo one of the things I will miss most is hearing the 5:00pm "dinner bell." It's a beautiful chime that comes across the loudspeakers in our prefecture to let the school children know it's time to start heading home. Each area has their own "dinner bell."

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2 comments:

  1. It's one of my favorite sounds! We say "DINNER BELL" in our house when we hear it and the kids open up the sliding glass doors to listen. A friend's daughter (3 years old at the time) would say, "COCKTAIL TIME" when she heard the bell.

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