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Elderly fortune

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An elderly woman rests at a temple in Tokyo. The sign reads, "Place for paper fortunes."

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times must be good ...not many fortunes required today

On the contrary, this is the work of atheism and recession. Those fortune paper cost money you know.

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Her mouth makes it seem like she is gasping for air...

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I hope she drank enough water and keep cool. I don't want to see her get a heat stroke

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Does she look "fortunate"? I wonder. Cheap clothes. Unflattering hat. Body posture of defeat. Now, I may be totally wrong and please correct me! Facial expression of dispair. Alone. This is her reward for negotiating a long life of tumultuous times in Japan??? I wish I could ask her directly.

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She finally found a place where one can SIT in this benchless society. May her wishes come true. Is she reading her fortune off the back of that tea PET bottle?

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times must be good ...not many fortunes required today

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she doesnt look like shes doing that well

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The sign reads, “Place for paper fortunes.”

That's not the way I see it.

"Don't hang washing here unless absolutely necessary."

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How old is she? The government better keep track of her or else they will be losing more money.

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thats one pension earner accounted for

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Seems she is checking the expiry date of the drink.

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She looks knackered. Probably walked a mile to get there and is wishing she hadn't drank all of her drink. On a serious note it is a nice photo.

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I love these. And I bet she would have some stories to tell.

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She looks so peaceful. It would be a treat just to say hi to her.

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