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On most of the sidewalks in Tokyo is this yellow line, about the width of the yellow edge of train platforms, that has bumps on it. The pattern of the bumps changes when nearing a crosswalk or stoplight or street corner. I never really understood what it was for, but thanks to mom’s fresh pair of eyes, we came to the conclusion it is for blind people.

Who knew that in Tokyo there is an underground obsession with horse betting? Mom and I spotted an insane amount of men waiting to enter WINS outside our morning coffee shop.