In the village , we keep it REAL.
We built our village on the earth right next to the rice field . Short commute time, "If you lived here you'd be home right now," and etc.
refers to small villages in general, as in "Country life is more peaceful than city life." （BOOBOO: if you want to talk about a particular village, generally you'd say 村 （むら）） 里 also has the nuance of being the village where you are from (used when nostalgic). Also, you use 里 when a wife leaves her husband - "She went back to the sato."
The SUN comes up early, but if there is NO SUN, the day is old.
The village is next to a RICE FIELD.
small town or village