An Old Beauty
On my way somewhere, passing through Ameyokocho between JR Ueno and JR Okachimachi stations on the Yamanote line in North-central Tokyo I saw this elderly beauty hanging out on the street corner – a 12 year old chihuahua. Her owner assured me that she was in tip-top health, never been sick, and I was happy to spend a minute playing with her. Tokyo is not always as cold and inhospitable as people may tell you. As long as you take your time and smile, people will usually smile back. Still, it helps that I consider myself rather lucky with old ladies and dogs!