Saturday, February 08, 2014

Snow! 大雪!


We're in the midst of a historic Tokyo snowstorm today, and it is fantastic. Over 20 centimeters (about 7 inches) of snow has fallen by 9 p.m., something that hasn't happened in over 20 years. It's beautiful, and fun, and quite the spectacle. Little dude and I went out for a walk around 2 p.m., and very few people were out. Stores were closed, and the streets were tough to walk on. All day the t.v. has had a warning bar on the side "major snow in Kanto" and a feed with all the train delays and shutdowns. We had a great time building snow people, making snow angels, and catching flakes on our tongues. The rest of the day was spent watching the Olympics on t.v., eating nabe (veggie stew), and enjoying some warm indoor playtime.

 Our local shrine in the snow.

 Snow covered plants. 

 One of four snow people we built today.

 Hot cocoa from the vending machine on the way home from our snow adventure.

 Snowy streetcar.

 More snowy foliage.

Round two- we went back out to play in the snow again near dusk.

1 comment:

emilygrows said...

AWWWWW! This is so perfect! I'm so glad you're getting a dose of it, because you love it more than anyone I know!:)