I’ve mentioned that there are lots of small shops in Himi that are run, it appears, by older folks. These shops are wonderfully simple and unassuming, really just about getting what’s needed to the people who need it.
When compared to the growing number of big shopping centers located further out of town, you wonder if the small shops will soon go by the way side. It would be sad to loose not only the easy access, but also the passion and expertise of the shopkeepers too.
But there’s also a trend of younger people coming back to their home towns and doing what’s important to them. Continue reading “the next generation”