This Is Not a Trash Can

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“I don’t know you,” Jodie said, holding her hand over her face as I walked back over to where we were waiting for our train.

“What are you talking about?” I replied.

“I’m talking about all the Japanese people wondering why the white guy is taking pictures of a fire extinguisher.”

Okay, she’s got me there.

But I just couldn’t help it. Trash cans are a rarely sighted species in Japan. When I saw this wee box on the platform, I figured it had to be a trash can. But it’s not. It’s just a fire extinguisher, cleverly disguised, and oddly cute.

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