Tanuki visits famous Musashino Art University



And all the students in the fancy new library ignore him.

A boot made of flowers celebrates Dr Martens opening in Aoyama


Store, bar, and even ramen shop openings often feature sidewalk flower displays. I love the inventiveness of this special pink and red boot for the Dr Marten store opening in Aoyama.

Murasaki shikibu is a hardy bush that symbolizes fall


There is something very pleasing about the small berries on Murasaki shikibu, named after the author and heroine of the famous 11 century novel The Tale of the Genji. Here they are still green, but soon they’ll turn purple.