I'm not talking about a plumber. A restaurant, bar or nightclub business is called "water business" in Japanese. It might be because it is always unstable just like a rain or flood; it is sometimes prosperous but disappears in a short time. The characteristic of this business is it is lucrative as far as it is running. It is a commonsense all around the world that drinking in a bar is costly. Kushiro City has a huge, old style amusement area in its center and fortunately or unfortunately, I am living adjacent to the area. In the last couple of weeks, I had dinner in the area every night. It was not bad for the first few days, but I got tired soon. It was not only costly but also unhealthy. Therefore, I rent a rice cooker from the hotel manager and started cooking for myself. It can't be called cooking because I have no stove and knife in my hotel room, and I'm only steaming rice to eat it with some side dish purchased and heated in a microwave oven in my room. It's too easy, but much better than before. Anyway, this picture depicts the typical, old style, Japanese bars called "Aka Chochin" which means "a red paper lantern." Each bar has a red paper lantern and its capacity is at most ten. It's cosy and interesting as far as you visit once a month, but it's hard to visit every night.