Libraries in many big cities often serve as de facto homeless shelters — a place for people living on the streets to find quiet and warmth — and it can make others, there to just check out books or videos, uncomfortable.
KQED’s Scott Shafer reports that’s why the San Francisco Public Library has hired a full-time social worker. She spends her days roaming the library floors, keeping an eye out for regulars who look like they could use her help. And sometimes she hires the formerly homeless patrons she’s helped, like Joe Bank, to do outreach under her supervision.
Kokeshi in Usaburo Kokeshi Factory store in Shibukawa-Ikaho area, Gunma Prefecture, Japan
Inky paw prints presumably left by a curious kitty on a 15th century manuscript.
From National Geographic.
As a white person, would it be problematic to cosplay at a Sakura Matsuri in America? I've heard that it's really inappropriate and the people there don't like it, but I see countless photos of cosplayers at those events all the time. — Anonymous
Yes for god’s sake don’t do it