This November I visited Tokyo and stayed in the ethnically Korean area of Okubo which is one stop northwest of Shinjuku Station, one of the busiest stations in the world. Once off the main streets Okubo becomes a densely populated neighborhood which was quieter and where I saw less people than in my rural Vermont town.
A major road through Okubo. The Sobu line train is elevated in the background.
The smiling man seemed happy to have his picture taken.
The smiling man in the above photo watched over this workman.
A quiet street in Okubo on cardboard pick up day.
Please look in the mirror before turning right.