From Tokyo with Love: January 2021

With February already here, it’s time for me to reflect a little on January – a month that seemed to go on forever, and yet ironically one that also passed by so quickly. January is normally a time for resolutions and looking forward, but when all is said and done, these are not normal times. This time last year, COVID-19 was virtually an unknown entity. But now here we are, with over 100 million confirmed cases and 2 million dead.

There is no denying that the world has changed so much in such a short space of time. And yet, despite this uncertainty and upheaval, I take comfort in the fact that some things never change. The trees in the park… the clouds in the sky… blissfully unaware of what’s going on all around them.

For us, January was a quiet enough month in Tokyo – wandering neighbourhoods old and new, making the most of the sunny mornings, then hibernating at night. Nearly every day we were treated to skies painted a deep, intense blue. I hope you get a sense from these photos what quiet, suburban life in Tokyo can be like – and I hope you had a nice January too.

Justin / IKIMASHO xย 

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  1. it’s so nice to see Tokyo by this day-to-day perspective ๐Ÿ™‚ thanks for sharing your experience there! stay safe and greetings from Portugal ๐Ÿ™‚ PedroL

  2. Thanks for the great photos giving me an insight into Tokyo. We have covered arcades here in Cardiff which are attractive but not brightly coloured in the same way. I like the spotlessly clean underground and the station platforms.

  3. Thank you for your photos of Tokyo life. We have covered arcades in Cardiff which are attractive but not brightly coloured in the same way. I like the spotlessly clean underground trains and stations.

  4. Camille Canlas

    How i miss Japan..we missed our trip last year 2020 because of the covid…i miss the clean street, riding the train,the food, the smell.of japan and the most
    especially i miss my mom who worked there in Japan.

  5. I love Japan! These pictures sure gives good feelings. I play an online mmorpg which is the best Japanese vibe I can have, it even has Tokyo map. Well, I don’t know Japanese language to think about visiting or moving there but in next life I wish I was born as a male Japanese in Japan as a samurai haha ๐Ÿ™‚ Please do check out my website for info on the virtual Japan!

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