As Lori and I were walking around Kameyama after viewing the Sakamoto Ryoma statue and memorial, we came across this rusted out playground. These tetanus traps are everywhere in Japan. During the bubble economy of the late 1900′s in Japan, these sort of play areas were created in almost every neighborhood or public area. Now, however they sit, largely unused and decaying.
However, there are times when you see kids running around on them. As Lori and I were leaving, a mother let her elementary aged son run gleefully to the rusty chain jungle gym. To each his own I suppose.