Tokyo heat, humidity and exhaustion

The heat, and particularly the humidity of summer in Tokyo is difficult to deal with — it’s exhausting, basically. A daily struggle that for the city’s ever-growing number of older residents, must be even tougher.

Tokyo heat exhaustion

Buddhist monk and mesmerised boy

This young boy may well have been in desperate need of a pee, but for a moment at least, his bladder concerns were put on hold by the mesmerising sight of a Buddhist monk praying in the middle of the street. Praying, perhaps, that the little lad in question could find somewhere to go before things got too desperate.

Japanese Buddhist monk and surprised boy in Tokyo