Voices | OVERHEARD

Sightseeing overload

Male tourist (looking at a shrine): What’s that one?

Wife (not even bothering to look, but just shrugging her shoulders and looking bored): I have no idea.

— Just opposite Yasaka Shrine, Gionmachi Kitagawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto. Overheard by Japan Times On Sunday reader John Ryder

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