5pm Bell

One of the things I miss most about Tokyo is the 5pm bell. Back in the good old days I'd sometimes ride to the park to meet my friend Mark to listen to the bell together. There are different chimes in each area. A favourite of mine is the one at Inokashira Koen. Yesterday I tweeted how much I missed the bell and two sweet friends sent me recordings of the bells. So adorable. Thank you so much Lily and Isabelle!

Isabelle even made this gorgeous video to go with it (above). And she also made the video (below) of the sweet potato van sound...another very familiar sound.

I'm not missing the recycled goods van sound. Anyone who lives in Tokyo will agree!

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