I toured through Japan in 1989, including a couple days in Kyoto which I loved. Unfortunately, I never sought many photo opportunities, and this makes me which I had. Such rich textures and contexts possible just in this scene!
Your work is always so poetic. Love the emotion in this - really says a lot to me actually. There is an elderly woman who sits on her front porch watching the cars go by near where I live - it seems that old people like to watch the movement of life as they near their last days, it must be comforting somehow.