Tokyo summers are notoriously hot and muggy, but not so much this year. So far, the skies have generally been cloudy and the heat not so bad. But, a few days ago, the weather cleared up and it actually started to feel like summer again.
Apparently, one of the electronics parts shops in Akihabara felt it was time to help its customers out by setting out a block of ice on the street. The sign says "it's ok to touch the ice".
This picture was printed in the Japan Times newspaper in the reader submission section, Aug. 21, 2009.