Sunday, 13 October 2013


Today, wandering through Higashi Matsubara, I realised that one colour can sometimes be elusive in this concrete jungle. 

A word for 'green' did not originally exist in Japanese, I've been told, green being subsumed under blue for centuries with the result that apples and traffic lights are still referred to today as 'ao' - blue.   


  1. Oooh, you have a blog, what a fantastic discovery! :-)

    Glad to see you seem to have found a plentiful supply of that elusive colour. Jealous of your sunny green pictures... Jan

  2. I'm glad you liked it, Huan! The green is turning to red now, which I like even more :) Last night I saw some pics of '90s Oxford and remembered how beautiful it is, so I'm a little jealous of you too - it evens out!