If you've ever spent any time walking about the streets of Japan, you've no doubt noticed the interesting and often beautiful arrangements of water-filled bottles outside people's homes.
At first I thought they were deliveries of fresh drinking water, much like we have milk deliveries in England, but after talking to some locals, things became clear.
It appears that residents are expressing their creative side, rather like people back home who bedeck their gardens with gnomes. But here, it's bottles of water.
The only downside is that these wonderful arrangements are often spoilt by the potted plants which almost always stand alongside. The plants are supposed to deter disruptive cats from knocking the bottles over, and it has to be said, it usually works.
Quite how the plants succeed in deterring the cats is anyone's guess, though it's thought the feline hoodlums are disgusted by the smell of chlorophyll.
Beautifully arranged bottles, spoilt by some anti-cat plants.