I’m writing this from a small cafe in Ikebukuro that I have come to like. The rain is pattering against the window, and while the setting right at this present moment in time is somewhat idyllic, the constant onslaught of rain over the last few weeks has been anything but. In Japan, typhoons are numbered rather than being given a personal name. Today is Typhoon Number 22 – the 22nd typhoon of the year and the second in as many weekends. I haven’t blogged much recently, the reason being that I simply haven’t been exploring that much. The rain has kept the majority of Tokyoites indoors, and as if to prove a point, my plan for today is coffee before hiding out in the cinema to see the new Blade Runner. [Edit: I saw it and loved it.]
This time last year, myself along with tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Shibuya for Halloween – but this year I was content to give it a miss, choosing to avoid the rain and the crowds and just grab some food in Harajuku. Next weekend I will be travelling up to the north of Japan to Miyagi, and very much looking forward to seeing the sea and the mountains again. And so as Typhoon 22 hits Tokyo, here are a few simple photos from the last couple of weeks here in Tokyo.
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