Last week at an antique coin shop I like in Asakusa, I found this Tenpo era coin. The catalogue shows it’s from Tenpo 6 – that’s 1837.

Today there are strong winds, what are called haru ichiban here in Japan. It always happens around the vernal equinox, which is this coming Friday. It truly demarcates the break of winter and the beginning of spring. It’s beautiful outside. Really windy, but beautiful.



Snowing again in Tokyo

It’s snowing again here in Tokyo! It’s already sticking, and predictions are for it to continue snowing all day. This could turn into another big one. I think this deserves an extra 30 minutes under my electric blanket.

It’s also a great excuse to postpone a dentist appointment.

This photo is from my third floor veranda just now.