This is a funny picture. At least to me and my family (as we have the same sense of humor).
The short story behind this is that a friend and I traveled down to Ehime for a short visit with her friend and her friend’s family in 2006 when I was living in Osaka. Had a good weekend, full of homemade food, onsens and an izakaya gyoza party with her friend’s friends. Right before we left however, I realized that I hadn’t taken any pictures with her friend’s family so I set up the camera on the hood of the car and was smiling away… when I realized that I was taller than everybody. Thinking I was going to cut my head off in the picture I thought to myself “I better squat down to be level with everyone else” and alas, this picture was born.