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...