Forgive Our Man for getting his angles wrong on this photo, but he was doing all he could not to lose his identity to the soggy salt-pretzel the Abiko rainy season turns everyone into. He's not sure what he snapped. He reckons it's one of two options:
a) The candidates for election on July 11th to the Upper House of Thingamies that sort of does what the House of Lords does in Britain, except they vote for their time-servers over here.
b) A brilliant new cheap but highly motivating Employee of the Week competition for Abiko's Convenience Store of Choice, 7-11, to motivate their brilliant cheap new employees.
Either way, it always worries Our Man that in these promo pics, you can never see what these worthies are doing with their hands.
Enquiring minds would like to know.