Apropos entirely of holiday planning here's a picture of empty sake barrels outside Meiji Jingu.
They were rebuilding this housing estate but it was great to see that they'd got their priorities straight and had got a vending machine set up even while everything was still being built around it. The somewhat lurid colours that Ektar gave were just an added bonus really.
The sand has pretty much swallowed the wall these stairs take you over on the beachfront at Kujikuri, just leaving textures and geometry.
One night in Shinjuku I ran into what appeared to be a protest about environmental issues, the man in the foreground was one of the speakers. There was also music, and people in various costumes like the women in onesies in the background.
I was taking some long exposures at Asakusa to get the whole busy crowd feel when fortunately this man stopped and stood still in the middle of the crowd giving me a completely different and much better shot to that which I expected.