The city of Maebashi loves roses. They're literally everywhere. Most places have decorated manhole covers, but in and around Tokyo most seem to be gingko or maple leaf designs. These are also lacquered, which I found interesting.
My attempt at doing something productive with photos. We all like photos and while I'm not good at taking them good things do come from my camera sometimes. Life photos, taken with whatever camera I have at the moment. We'll see how it goes.