Or if not quite kaleidoscopic, then it’s certainly very colourful. An underpass that contains some similarly colourful looks too.
Bars, of course, are almost always pleasant places to be, but Japan’s standing bars in particular are more than a little special. Mostly used as pitstops for a very quick bit of food and booze, the resultant flow of customers makes them absolutely perfect for people watching. Then add to that their rough and ready nature, and it’s a match made in a very hazy heaven.
Rhinoceros and stag beetles are fairly common pets for youngsters in Japan, with the fully formed insects readily available at all manner of different outlets. For the more determined owner, however, it’s possible to go the whole hog and lovingly nurture them from larvae. And this little lad, in the narrow alleyway outside his house, was happily doing just that.