January 23, 2018

Tokyo Snow

Seems that there central part of Japan has received a surprising amount of snow since Monday morning... indeed, it's the heaviest snowfall there since 2014.  Something like 15inches is expected to be on the ground in some places in the Kanto region by the time its all over.  Schools and businesses were letting out early due to a "heavy snow warning", the Rainbow Bridge across part of Tokyo Bay was shut down with cars stuck on it due to the snow... reminds me of when Lake Shore Drive in Chicago was shut down for the same reason.  Tokyo itself was supposed to get four inches by Tuesday morning.  Instead, news reports are saying there was half again that amount by 7pm and it wasn't letting up.  It's so bad that Universities were postponing their Entrance Exams, and anybody that's watched more anime than DBZ knows how big those are.  


When I heard about the snows earlier, I actually thought to myself "I hope Rambalac goes for a walk."  I needn't have worried.
Some things are universal.  Most people who own snowboards can't stay up on 'em.  Snowmen must be made.  Snowballs must be thrown.  Other than the language, slight differences in architecture and zoning, and kick-arse playground equipment, this little scene in Chiba could just as easily have been from Duckford.  A trite observation, of course, but still true.  Kinda nice to see, actually.

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