When kitchen space is at a premium, then a bit of rough and ready outdoor preparation is clearly called for.
Outside Japan’s main cities and popular tourist destinations, the country’s well documented low birth rate and rapidly ageing population are there for all to see. In Tokyo, on the other hand, these changes are often only recognisable in one or two older areas, and even then it can depend on the time, or indeed the day of the week.
When they are noticeable, however, it’s sometimes possible to encounter these societal shifts in a single scene. A moment that is suggestive of the past, but very likely says a lot more about the future.