From Japan: tradition and technology for a mamachari

e-bike%20mamachari.jpg Here’s an electric-assist version of the mamachari classic Japanese bike for the housewife. Note the front and rear child seats, and mini front wheel. This was a pretty common site, but I can’t say for certain whether they are a new trend (with the electric assist) or if I just didn’t notice them much the times before when I came to Japan.

Either way, I’m impressed that the Japanese public intends to keep the bicycle as a part of everyday life.