So, today when we went out we found that people in our area had put little piles of salt on the ground at their gateposts and at the corners of their property. Anyone know what that’s about?
One of our neighbours even salted the drain cover outside their house:
I went out and placed some salt too. I wouldn’t like my neighbours to think I was benefiting from their salting activity, without doing my fair share of the salting.
In the photos, if you look carefully you can see little square or triangular metal plates on the ground, with the word “boundary” and a red arrow marking the exact corner of the property. Because of the shape of our back garden, there are 4 at the rear of our house.
Note on the word of the day:
塩 shio means salt. It’s pronounced en in compounds, such as 食塩 shoku-en table salt.The kanji contains the simpler characters for ground, mouth and plate, which makes it somewhat easy to remember.