A closer view of the onions. Given how inexpensive onions are even in the supermarket, one wonders  whether the producers can get enough to make it worth their while to cultivate them...

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I took a photo of these roadside onions and another quick snap of the nearby house, and although I didn’t plan it, I find I can put them together to give a sense of what it was like to round the corner and see both.

Unsurprisingly, houses in the country often have lots and lots of the space that is so lacking in Japan’s narrow urban corridor between Tokyo and Fukuoka.