For those of you who've lived in Vancouver you would know how ice-cream sellers do drive their van around playing music. Since most people live in a house in Canada, they would drive really slow so that you would have enough time to run outside to stop them for an ice-cream.
I still remember I got some ice-cream last summer right outside my parent's house.
In Osaka, I heard this same music playing when I first came 2 years ago. I asked my husband to grap his wallet to go get some ice-cream together. But he laughed real loud and told me it's not an ice-cream seller.
"The truck that played music was the garbage collector!! "
Hubbie added "If you want to get yourself some ice-cream, you can just go downstairs to the convinient store that's open 24 hours"
So there is no ice-cream cars around in Japan. But rather, you can hear the same music when the garbage collector comes by. In fact, they are right downstairs while I'm writing this.
I still have trouble accepting the fact that the "ice-cream music" in Canada is the "garbage music" in Japan. NOooooooooooOooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!