natasha nakamura's diary
Tokyo seems more casual (more thoughtless?) than when I lived here three years ago. Kids sit in the middle of a sidewalk mindless that they are blocking traffic. Motorbike raiders wear their helmets slung off the back of their heads, just keeping within the law. But maybe this loosening up will in the end have positive results. Tokyo seems stiff after New York and Paris. Stiffness (or call it discipline?) has advantages when trying to operate within a complex society, but stiffness in an individual leads to loneliness, to associating only with other stiffs.