Takano Playground on a Dark Sunday Afternoon

On Sunday, the 4th of August, we had a little rain and some thunder late in the afternoon. At Takano Playground, a short walk from my house, cicadas were singing quietly. A pigeon and a crow also called out, and there was some car traffic nearby.

(This audio also appears on radio aporee maps.)

Old wooden bench with chipped and faded light green paint, shot from left side at a low angle
Old wooden bench in southwest corner of Takano Playground

It had been raining, and it was very late in the afternoon. No kids were playing.

Swings and horizontal bars on left, trees and bushes on left, convergence to the right of center.
Swings and horizontal bars in Takano Playground
Takano Playground: tree on left, large concrete pyramid on right with slide coming down to center, hedge and tree in background.
Takano Playground, north from swing

Published by Greg Peterson

Professor Emeritus, Kyoto Notre Dame University. I have retired from full-time service (1977-2014) and now offer weekly lectures in interpersonal and intercultural communication. Since 1980 I have lived in Shiga Prefecture, Japan, where I enjoy outdoor activities, especially photography, hiking, and cycling.

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