Okra is a popular alley plant

This is the second okra plant I have spotted along the small street leading from my apartment to the JR station. I was impressed with how beautiful its flower is. In the background is a climbing bitter melon vine, and a dog house. The “yard” is paved, so all the plants are in pots.

Rose-covered homeware shop in Nishi Ogikubo

I love this rose-covered homeware shop in Nishi Ogikubo. It’s near an antique shop owned by a friend of the family. By June of each year, it is covered in gorgeous blooms. I particularly like the natural look of climbing roses (versus tea roses). The side view is even more exuberant!