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.