Thursday, October 03, 2013

30 Things You Should Know and/or Will Love about Japan Series: # 15

#15 - Walk this Way

This is the image one often thinks about when they think about crossing the street in Japan.  This is a very busy intersection in the Shibuya section of Tokyo and this happens almost every time the light changes green.

Two things to take from this:
1. We do not live in a place this busy, although this is fun to do at least once (we'll find you a busy intersection in Osaka that you can enjoy).

2. Always obey the crosswalk signals, even if there is no traffic.  Just because it's a rule.  Why? Well, Wa is important here.  It makes Japan, Japan.  Sometimes rules seem ridiculous or make no sense, but it's for the best of everyone.  And, it works.

And, on a side note:
Are we really half way there?  I may have miscounted my days...

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