Voices | OVERHEARD

Prickly problem

Scottish man: Why do folk hold annual picnics for cherry blossoms but not azaleas? They’re arguably just as beautiful.

Australian man: It’s a bit hard to sit under an azalea bush.

— Shibuya Station, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo. Overheard by The Japan Times On Sunday

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