Japan is a modern and high tech country. However, the tradition (in total) still plays an important role in everyday life (at least it’s my impression…). What’s more, in fancy cities there are always nice parks and gardens, so people have places to relax and enjoy nature while still being in a city.
Today’s picture was taken nearby the Okayama Castle, but easily could be taken in any other Japanese town. I think it’s very important (and positive) to keep “a small piece of nature” in cities.