The photo at the bookshop is because of trains. Every magazine in shot is about trains. And there are four other tables and a row of bookshelves of train books, magazines and DVDs. On each counter there was a video playing of one of the DVDs which showed driver view unedited footage of entire train routes. No commentary. Just driver-view single shot footage from the start of the route to the end. Amazing.
It was my birthday. We went to Daikokucho which is where we first lived when we came here. It was the same and different. As you would expect twenty years later. It was exciting to be there and upsetting somehow.