Local residents of Yanaka gather for morning exercises. Someone played the NHK radio exercise program on a loudspeaker and lead the group in various stretching exercises under a canopy of cherry trees. Morning exercises are something you don't see too often anymore. First, they usually happen around 6:30 in the morning while most of us are asleep or getting ready for work. And second it's more of an old tradition that most young people wouldn't even think of taking part in anymore.