Up-and-down day today–the spectre of teaching is looming every closer. Yikes.
One of the many adventures of the day involved a 100-yen store in Sanjo, where I stumbled upon this:
For those of you who aren’t Japan-heads, “shinkansen” means “bullet train.” So, this thing is a bag. But is it also an advertisement? An expression of pride in an efficient, convenient, comfortable, and fast public service? An excuse to make something cute? Probably all of the above.