Monday, November 16, 2009

Wet Trash Day

Here is garbage set on the street on "wet trash" day. This is a small green tea farm in Shizuoka--you don't usually see houses with that much land. The mirrors are necessary to navigate the narrow streets. The skull and crossbones with a fedora somehow looks insouciant rather than deadly.

When I developed this batch of photos, the shop owner wanted to throw this one away and give me a discount. He had a hard time believing I wanted to keep a photo of Japanese garbage.


Anonymous said...

Do they have "dry trash" days too?

Sara Backer said...

No dry trash. "Wet Trash" includes garbage and trash that isn't "Big Trash" (bicycles, appliances, etc) or "Recyclable Trash". I like the idea, though. I imagine paper trash would be dry trash.