Saturday, August 7, 2010

Will Miss #213 - shopping in the rain

Shopping in Tokyo has always been stressful for me. I'm a person who is prone to feeling overstimulated. It's not something I can control. Some people have nervous systems which make lots of noise, crowds, lights, etc. overbearing, and I'm one of them. The shopping itself is often interesting, but the oppressive sense I get from being surrounded by oblivious, noisy crowds makes it an odious task... except when it rains. When it rains in Tokyo, the streets and shops are much emptier, especially in my neighborhood which is full of old folks.

Shopping becomes a much nicer and liberating experience in Tokyo when it rains, and I'll miss it.