Due to the subtle suggestions on a earlier post by an anonymous individual who is exploiting her (or his) influence I will talk about something more unique to japan than the existence of food.
I was sitting on a park bench thinking about a math problem. In my left peripheral vision a black splotch fell to the ground it was huge enough for me to turn my head. It was two crows who were fighting in a tree that had come hurdling down to the ground and continued to fight in the dirt. A murder of crows came and starting cawing around them. It felt like watching a school yard rumble with all the kids chanting “fight! fight! fight!”. I wish I had taken more video, there are crows everywhere, more crows in Yoyogi Park, Tokyo than pigeons in washington square, new york. I did not manage to capture the crow rumble on video. However the following is a POV-clip of strolling through Yoyogi Park during the peak of cherry blossom season.
At the end of the video you see a bunch of posters with faces. Those were for an election for the mayor of Tokyo last week. The incumbent (Shintaro Ishihara) won. He’s known for being somewhat of a xenophobic nationalist.
Now here is a photo slideshow from the crappy camera on my phone.