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Posted by
Viewfinder (Bradenton, FL, United States) on 24 September 2013 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

For ST, I decided to give you a peek at what was a very common sight at many doorsteps, alley ways, and courtyard entrances of homes and townhouses in Kyoto and Naha.

There is a segment of the population in Kyoto and Naha that does not like cats and does not want cats to come onto their property.

I have no idea what the red bucket is doing there. But the water jugs are there because (as our guide told us) those same people have a belief that putting clear water jugs outside their entry ways will repel cats and keep them away.

Interestingly, I did not see any cats near any of these jug set-ups.

Really. I kid you not.

Happy ST!

Apple iPhone 4S 1/665 second F/2.4 ISO 50 5 mm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Amazing info ... I thought at first the 'water man' came to the door like our old-fashioned milk men. ;D

24 Sep 2013 1:05pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

My guess is the red bucket is for fire control! As for the bottles....it only goes to prove that if you truly believe, nothing is impossible! Happy ST Glenn! ;-)))

24 Sep 2013 1:29pm

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

good shot

24 Sep 2013 3:42pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Very interesting ... happy silly Tuesday!

24 Sep 2013 11:57pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

I've heard the water jugs work with moles but, I've never tried it. I'll bet the bucket has to do with fire control.

25 Sep 2013 3:28am

Apple iPhone 4S
1/665 second
ISO 50
5 mm