road trip, osaka


Here is a shot of a neighborhood shrine, caught on the fly, walking down a hot noonday street. I went down for a workshop this week, the first road trip after my first official year of work/teaching was over.

It was the yellow “police line” protective barrier that caught my eye–the shrine is on the corner of a highway-esque main street as it turns into a small alley. One of those streets that is basically a 400-year-old road, now half a foot wider…I had to wonder at what brought on the neighborhood decision to shelter the shrine with this mild barrier…