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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


初詣 First shrine visit of the year

Just a small neighborhood shrine.

Lunar eclipse in Shinkoiwa on Dec 10, 2011

Ken Burns effects and Claire de Lune can help even the worst photographs. 🙂

These images of the lunar eclipse tonight were taken from my 3rd floor veranda, here in Shinkoiwa, Katsushika, Tokyo.


Here in Shinkoiwa it’s been quite “quaky” all night and this morning

All night I kept on getting woken up by short but very “jerky” small earthquakes.

I checked and since midnight (it’s currently 10:00 am Saturday) there have been 17 earthquakes. Most have been small, like in the magnitude 2.6 ~ 4 range. There have been 4 quakes greater than magnitude 4.0: 4.5, 4.8, 4.3 and one at 8:35 that was magnitude 6.2. That was the most obvious one, and shook my computer monitor, etc. (See map showing the range of that one).

I wonder if most people in Tokyo can feel these smaller ones like I do. My house is in Shinkoiwa, which is on the far eastern side of Tokyo, near Chiba prefecture.


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