I saw this beautiful blue butterfly on a coffee poster beside the subway station:
There are a lot of very striking and colourful butterflies in Japan, but they don’t normally pose for photos!
I also like these flowers, growing wild through a chain-link fence on my way to the station. Check out the rotational symmetry:
Note on the word of the day:
The tragic main character in Puccini’s opera “Madame Butterfly” is Ciocio san (the Italian way of writing cho cho-san), so her name literally means “Madame Butterfly”. 蝶々 chou-chou is the Japanese word for butterfly.