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.
Now I can’t open the veranda door at all. Here’s what it looks like from my bedroom window.
I’m glad I went shopping today.
But the temperature is supposed to go up substantially above freezing tomorrow, so it may melt quickly.
From my third floor veranda right now. It’s a complete white out out there. And I can only open the door partway.
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.