Photo of the Week — Osaka-Sayama

If I were more on-the-ball, these weekly photos would be more topical or seasonal. Maybe someday. In the meantime, here’s a random photo from May 2015, taken in my Japan “hometown,” Sayama City in Osaka prefecture. Way back in 2002, Sayama was my first home in Japan. It’s not very big or well-known, even in Japan. But it’s a lovely little suburban city, and it’s conveniently close to Osaka city. This photo was taken at Sayama Pond, and shows a typical shinto shrine out in the water, with the PL Tower (of the Perfect Liberty religious group) far-off in the background.