Shops and signs and street maps

Everything is so beautifully presented;
gift-wrapped, joyful;
an evening is a work of art,
a cookie is a masterpiece,
I frame my shopping-bag

In the streets,
on the station,
drink cold coffee,
Pocari Sweat,
Coca-Cola or green tea

In Tokyo, signs in both Kanji and Romanji...

... but in smaller towns, you need to read Japanese

Warning inside the high-tech hotel toilet:
Don't sit down for too long,
the heated seat may burn!

All text and images copyright Alison Toon.