ward

Sumo wrestler at foreign registration counter in front of me

I was more than thrilled that the person at the foreign registration counter in front of me was a very well dressed and coiffed sumo wrestler. I’ve heard there’s a sumo “stable” in Nakano, so I wasn’t completely surprised by what felt like a close encounter with royalty. I have a soft spot for these big boys!

Bunny is crying because she’s pregnant with a baby bicycle!

This sign at the JR Nakano station really had me wondering what has happened to my beloved ward. This station, far more than the Seibu Shinjuku or Marunouchi lines, is the heartbeat that animates our local lives.

Poor Bunny is at once crying and carrying a big stick, while this bicycle is stuck in her transparent womb.

If Bunny can be violated, what could happen to us mere mortals? Should I be concerned about my safety, too?