Hey guys! Here’s a shot from the Yamanote Line on Sunday afternoon around 5, passing through Harajuku. Tokyo seems to be mostly back to normal, though there are a few tell tale signs of recent events.
Many buildings are conserving power, leaving some shops and malls dim and a bit
spooky romantic. Also, it’s impossible to have a conversation with anyone about anything without talking about the Earthquake and sharing stories. My disaster-related vocabulary has improved by leaps and bounds lately, though my vocab list is a bit depressing!
So things are slowly getting back to normal, and while it will take a long time for Japan to heal (especially in Miyagi and Iwate) life does, indeed, go on. It was good to see people out and about and get out ourselves a bit in Tokyo this weekend!
I have lots to post about, but a big deadline is looming on a Japanese project, so I might not get a chance in the next couple days. In the mean time, check out the Japan Blog Matsuri!