Good evening from Tokyo under the state of emergency.
Today, in the Kanto area including Tokyo, Haru-ichiban (the first spring storm) blew. Haru-ichiban (春一番) – this is a strange word even for Japanese people. Literally translated, it is the Spring No. 1. It doesn’t make any sense. This is a meteorological term, meaning the first strong southerly wind in the early spring of the year. This is the first time that Haru-ichiban has blown in the Kanto area on 4 February since 1951, when statistics were first taken. It’s the earliest spring in the past 70 years.
On social media, there are getting more photos of plum and winter cherry blossoms. I want to go and find plum and cherry blossoms myself.
Have a nice dream. Good night.
Wear a mask and wash your hands.
Stay safe and healthy 😊😷🖖🖖🖖🖖🖖
4 February 2021 #tokyo #japan
I took this photo on 31 January.