When I got back from Kyoto there was even more snow in Tokyo! Apparently it was the heaviest snowfall Tokyo has seen in 45 years!
Mr Y's bike and Luke's bike outside my apartment.
And then the next morning! Oops - sorry about the water drops on my lens, it's not easy walking in snow, juggling an umbrella in the wind and rain, and trying to take photos.
My balcony! Good excuse not to do the laundry.
The little park opposite my apartment looked so pretty covered in marshmallow snow.
I always love watching this tree from my desk window as the seasons change. Seeing this cherry blossom tree like this, it's hard imagine it in full bloom, or colourful in Autumn.
All of the little back streets around my apartment were covered in white.
Gah, why didn't I wipe my lens more often!
It's not often my local supermarket Ozeki looks like this.
Lots of shop staff making snowmen.
Poor thing lost it's mouth and eyes.
I think I was about the only person in Shimokita who wasn't helping shovel the snow to the sides of the roads. I did ask my landlady if she had another shovel, but she insisted she was fine.
I really really appreciate the people who took the time to shovel out paths for walking!
Do you recognise this shot? It's the cover of my Tokyo Guide Zine. Looks a little different, right?
Right now, sitting here from my desk, the sun is shining over the snow capped roofs of Kitazawa. I can't tell you how pretty it looks. The snow is the whitest white I've ever seen. I feel so lucky I got to see this snow!