Friday, July 24, 2009

Will Miss #15 - weird stuff in people's windows

I grew up in the countryside in Pennsylvania. What is more, I grew up around people who didn't want to use their homes as anything but a display of their taste and maturity (or whatever version of those things suited their sensibility). Around Tokyo, I often see strange things in people's windows. One of the people in an apartment not too far from mine has a large collection of dead batteries that he or she is stacking up in the window. Another has an enormous collection of shoe boxes. The fact that people put these in front of the window may mean they have no other storage, or they want us to notice. Either way, it's always interesting.

I'll miss people unabashedly displaying weird things in their windows.

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