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 x
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