Though even the suburbs of Osaka are tightly packed and extensively paved, nature somehow finds a way to work itself into the surroundings. Many of the native plants that you might call "weeds" are actually quite beautiful. I've seen white flowers like this growing in the most unlikely places. Even though Neyagawa, where I live has around the same population as St. Paul, MN, somehow it feels more alive and natural. It probably helps that this region of Japan rarely sees temperatures below freezing.