It might not be readily apparent that the large photos of the woman are on a truck - but that's one of the advertising trucks that drives through the streets of Tokyo. It makes perfect sense - there are always large numbers of people walking about on the streets, and enough traffic that a truck like that within normal traffic flow is going slow enough to give everyone on the street a good look at the billboards on its sides. Some of them look downright spectacular at night with the lighting they have. (Spectacular in the Big City sense of course.)
Right after a rain is a great time to walk about and observe the world (and also great for recording images - this one taken in Shinjuku). Rain tends to be resented as it falls, since people don't want to get their clothes wet, but everyone enjoys the aftermath - cleaner air, the dust washed away, the light reflecting off the wet streets in the cities or wet leaves in the mountains. There seems to be a metaphor in there... "No rain, no gain"? Ho-ho!
Copyright 2005, by Lyle (Hiroshi) Saxon, Images Through Glass, Tokyo