Monday, December 19, 2011

on a walk

walk121611 (4) Friday, I took a walk...it was a route I hadn't been on before.

Part of it went up a steep stairway....when you get to the top, you see the huge freeway hovering over you.

walk121611 (6) Then you need to walk under the freeway...it seemed even bigger.

walk121611 (8) Somehow, I think the McDonald's in Japan are really stylish, here's one with a drive-thru.

walk121611 (2) And this supermarket..."now fresh" kinda scary, what kind of foods were they selling before?!

walk121611 (3) "no pee-ing"...recently a lot of places use the symbol for a temple (the red torii (gate)), they figure if people see it, they won't pee there, or dump rubbish...hopefully it works.

walk121611 (5) Near the end of my walk, there was an underpass, the walls were covered with all sorts of mosaic pictures.

Like this one, of kasanemochi, a symbol for the New Year.

walk121611 (7) tako (which means kite) another symbol for the New Year.

walk121611 And an oni (devil), a symbol for Setsubun (First day of Spring).

What have you been seeing on your walks?

9 comments:

KirkK said...

Thanks for sharing Kat! Is public urination that much of a problem?

jalna said...

Cool walk . . . love the mosaic pictures.

Deb in Hawaii said...

It looks like there was a lot to see on your walk. Kinda sad they have to post signs about not urinating in public. ;-)

K and S said...

it is Kirk, all those drunk businessmen.

me too Jalna :)

it is sad Deb :0

Take care everyone.
Kat

Japan Australia said...

Saw a drive through Starbucks in Kyoto and was very impressed :)

Japan Australia

Rowena... said...

The sign to discourage peeing....that is priceless. Over here you can be driving through the countryside or speeding along the autostrada, but there will always be some guy on the side of the road watering the plants.

K and S said...

wow in Kyoto, that is impressive J-A!

Rowena, when people walk their dogs here I've seen them squirt water on the area that their dog had peed.

Take care you two.
Kat

K said...

Cute mosaics!

K and S said...

it was the best part of the walk K :)

Take care.
Kat