Tokyo is in the middle of its annual rainy season. Maybe it will last for another 10 days or so.
I saw these walking home this afternoon from the supermarket.
We got hit by sudden heavy showers a few minutes ago. Actually it’s coming and going in spurts.
Here’s the view from my bedroom window a few minutes ago, taken in slow motion.
It’s beautiful weather today! It’s nice to see the sun after a week of dark skies and rain.
I went over to “Life” supermarket and I had never seen it this crowded before. The lines were all the way to the back of the store. I stood in line patiently and checked email while waiting. But I was curious why it was so crowded. Was there some special sale I was missing out on? People were grabbing 5 and 10 kg bags of rice like we were hoarding for a famine.
When it was finally my turn at the cashier I asked what was going on. The cashier said, “It’s the first day without rain for almost a week, and it might rain again this evening.”
That was it? Geez. It’s been raining – but not heavily. And I’ve managed to walk over to the store every day with my umbrella and didn’t get wet.
Anyway, it is nice to have the sun out for the first time in days. I missed it.