You are probably wondering “why did he take a picture of this?” I assure you, several locals wondered the same thing. These are plastic accordion tea bottles; note the ones on top of the display, which have been compacted after drinking a portion of the tea, to achieve the same “tea-to-air” balance as a full bottle, thus rendering the beverage uniformly delicious to the last drop.
This last photo is one of my favorite pictures I have taken in Japan. It depicts a political poster with a very nervous looking politician, sweating profusely. The “sweat”, however, is raindrops on the sign, not really sweat on the politician’s forehead. More’s the pity!