What can you see in this picture?
Can you notice anything from this picture?
Yes, it’s beautiful sakura scenery.
But is it everything?
There is dirty reality in this beautiful scenery.
Spring is special season for Japanese. It’s Sakura time.
After long cold winter, it became warm and beautiful pink color Sakura tree blossom everywhere in Japan.
All Japanese people feel happy in spring.
If you come to Japan in spring time, you can see lots of happy face Japanese surrounded by beautiful cherry blossoms. When I saw beautiful pink color sakura tree there, I was surprised.
Japanese dirty reality is in this scene
At first I was surprised the beautify of Sakura
And soon I was surprised the man who sleep under the tree, on the middle of pavement.
It’s very unusual thing the person laying on the middle of pavement in Japan.
Basically if people are lying on the middle of road, lots of people gather and start to take care.
But strangely in case of this lying man, nobody care.
People act normally as if nothing happen.
When I come close to this lying man, I find out silver empty can in front of him.
And I understand he beg money.
He is street beggar. exactly he is sleeping street beggar in the warm spring sun light and busy Japanese.
What a sad contrast between idealistic beautiful sakura and realistic dirty beggar.
But some guys give him money.
I am relieved to see that.
I hope such beautiful minds will change dirty reality to beautiful society.
Their heart will be more beautiful than beautiful sakura.