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Japan Running

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Runner by the river at wintertime in Kyoto

What I like about taking spontaneous snapshots of runners is that the pictures portray running in its most honest form – no staged ones.  I remember one Christmastime, I took snapshots of runners in Boracay Island, Philippines. Similarly in Japan, I took few running pictures in springtime and wintertime, of which I’ll share today.

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Presumably an ultrarunner who has started very early somewhere, and still running by noon here in Kawagoe

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Boys running in Asakuyama Park at springtime in Tokyo

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A group of school kids running in Kawagoe

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Potted Wisteria

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Strolling in Kajiwara somewhere near the streetcar station, I spotted a wisteria on a pot. Container flower gardening is their way of beautifying the frontage of their small homes or shops and one of the many street scenes I find pleasantly cute in Japan.

Red Post Box

Red postal collection boxes in Japan.

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Japan’s Medieval Broomstick

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How about a quidditch match?

Outdoor broom used in Japan that’s made from twigs tied together on a stick. Something medieval looking in futuristic Japan.

Healthy Seniors

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Ageing workers are a common sight in Japan, whether self-employed, or employed in some sort of physical job like park maintenance. Perhaps older people in Japan are healthier as compared to other countries for they seem to be free from all sorts of old age disabilities.

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Making sure that water flows unimpeded

I think it’s a wise move to do physical work to retain strength, earn at the same time, and make themselves productive members of society even long past their retirement age. Generally, Japanese work longer and it’s a cultural thing.

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She works in that shop

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