I realize we're getting on towards fall, but it's still hot enough here in the afternoon that a few rogue cicadas can be heard droning on about the heat. Summer in Japan is not my favorite season, as I dislike sitting in pools of sweat, but I do like morning glories. And they are everywhere, as the hydrangeas are during the rainy season. People string twine up to their laudry poles for them, drape netting over windows for them. But the best thing about morning glories is that every kindergartner and every first grader grows them at school. This is beginning science in Japan, and they do it right.