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Hanami in Shinkoiwa

Late afternoon cherry blossoms in bloom

Last year’s 3/11 earthquake – video that very closely shows what it was like for me

This YouTube video from 3/11/2011 at 2:46 pm is silent, but interesting.
It is taken in a 5th floor office in Koto-ku, which is right next to the ward I live in, less than 2 mi from my house. So the degree of shaking and the amount of things falling over is almost exactly the same as what I experienced here in Shinkoiwa.

Note how it builds up over the 2 minutes of the video.


Snowy rooftops this morning


First real snow of the season 新小岩の大雪

This is the view from my 3rd floor veranda just before.


It’s snowing! 雪が降っている!

It’s snowing here in Shinkoiwa. Not much. Probably won’t stick. But it’s the first snow of the year.


Today’s sunset view from my house

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