Through The Eyes Of A Dragon

Today's photo is looking at the dragon guardian of the shinto shrine.

“I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it’s in your mind. Who’s to say that dreams and nightmares aren’t as real as the here and now?”
—John Lennon

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The Remarkable Art Of Giving And Receiving Change In Japan

Oona McGee on the Japanese way of giving change:

This remarkable attention to customer service even extends to the handling of cash transactions in shops around the country. Akin to an art form, a simple payment to a store clerk in Japan will inevitably set off a series of steps and precise movements to satisfy the needs of both parties and respectively complete the exchange. Come with us as we take you through the steps of a simple transaction in Japan. The attention to detail and the clever reasons for it will surprise you.