Just looking at this parking tower covered in thick ivy makes me feel a little cooler. I wonder what creatures might be living inside.
At night the shipping, warehouses, and freeway snarl of Tatsumi takes on a different feeling with more shadows. In the summer the air is cooler, and the mix of lighting creates a slick veneer.
I love how this small building in a Shinjuku commercial district is buried in vines. On a hot summer day, it makes you feel cooler just looking at all those green leaves.
Japanese believe that wind chimes, particularly the sound of glass on metal, make you feel cooler in the summer. I am not sure if I agree, but it’s a nice seasonal decoration. When the wind is too strong on my balcony, I use a clothes pin to silence it.