A Quick Observation on Tokyo Life

A regular blog reader here, Mr. Mickey Tramarchi, made a very astute observation last week after I posted about the umbrella etiquette issues in Tokyo.  In the past, posts he has liked have included those about allowing my children more freedom here in Japan, and issues surrounding my bicycle among others. He comments often about my observations of life in Japan and this comment really hit close to home.  He writes that in a country where we can leave wallets out on park benches and bikes unlocked on the streets, and allow our elementary-aged children ride subways without fear, we lock up our umbrellas.

What an interesting country – he says!  I agree – what a country!