Flyover transformed into
night sky scalextrics.
We touchdown in Osaka for our first taste of Japan and drive right into the heart of town. Everything seems tidy, organised, ordered. There is no city chaos. The place seems to move in slow motion.
From the roof garden of the Umeda Sky Observatory we look out upon the megapolis and all I see is Toytown. Scalextric cars fly over model boats on fairy lit bridges. A bullet train shoots past on a giant train set. I wonder where it’s going. I wonder what lies ahead.