So I didn't take very many pictures yesterday because winter decided to visit Japan for all of 12 hours. Everyone moaned and complained about the weather, but I know it was still far better than the snowy ridiculousness back at home. Since the weather has gone back to being gorgeous again, I thought this would be a perfect day to walk around like a tourist and take pictures of things that have been making me smile since I got here!
Something that I smiled about for a full hour was this;
You wouldn't have seen this immortalized version of The Colonel Sanders, as he is hiding behind this giant sign here
But coming from the left of the store, he just JUMPS out at you. Awesomely creepy.
On my walk about town, I found this beautiful little walkway that connected neighbourhoods.
It went past a school yard, and some kids were getting out early. I don't know if you can tell, but part of their uniform is this adorable "paddington bear"-esque little yellow bucket hat. So I creepily took pictures of children;
More pictures of the park/walkway;
Speaking of cute;
Here's an example of National Hang Your Laundry Out Your Window Day, although I'm beginning to think it's an everyday thing;
Apparently, drying your clothes using electricity is considered wasteful if you don't absolutely have to. The thing that bothers me about this is that this is TOKYO. One of the most polluted cities in the world. People walk around with face masks just to protect their lungs (more on this later, it's quite the phenomenon, this face mask obsession). And they're soaking their underwear in the toxins. I guess it's a cultural thing.
Here's some other random pictures;
And so this has been a very long post, so I will end it here, with some ASIAN PICTURES OF NATURE!