The Beast 2005-06-22
Somewhere along the way they decided that burying phone lines and electric wiring would be too much of a bother in Japan. I'm sure they had reasons, but now it's hard to get an unobstructed view of the sky anywhere in Tokyo (or in any populated area here). I'm sure people who grow up with wires overhead are used to them, but not me. It's not that I notice the wires; I just never seem to soak in the sky. It's hard to explain. As with many things, you don't appreciate something until it's not there. On a side note, my wife's home town (a dying fishing village in Kanagawa) has large billboards announcing plans to bury all the wiring along the main street. It may be too little, too late. But here's to you, Kozu, may other towns follow your lead.