I’m still not feeling well, and don’t have my strength back, but I decided I really need to move my body! I can’t let myself get weak by not moving. So when it got a bit cooler I took a bottle of water and forced myself to cycle over to the Nakagawa, just a kilometer away. I didn’t do a full course along the river. Instead I parked my bike by one of the decks and went down by the river and sat for a while. Here’s a 10 second, very quiet video of the river going slowly past. It was peaceful. I stayed until the Katsushika Ward office speakers came on with music telling kids it was time to go home.
The Edogawa Fireworks are going on right now. I don’t have any super explosions or the climax here, but here is a couple of minutes I took from my 3rd floor veranda just before.
It’s not often I’m completely stumped after all these years, but I have absolutely no idea what this “Shinkoiwa eki hiro festival” is going on by my station right now. A couple of photos followed by a very short video.
I looked for a minute and then just shook my head and headed for my bus.
From the article:
Office workers walking around staring at their smartphones began appearing in front of JR Shimbashi station in Minato Ward, Tokyo, a little after noon on Friday.
Full article: http://the-japan-news.com/news/article/0003099713