The first photo is of the shinkansen (bullet train) tracks which cut right through this neighborhood. The interesting thins is a large delivery trick actually stopped and waited so I could take the picture. That is amazing. The very next photo of the temple, a grandma and her granddaughter (who were not really near the photo also stopped and waited for me to take the picture. No country is as polite as the Japanese!
This will hopefully be the start of a great Spring. So much to say, but have so much to do before I can write more.