Good evening from Tokyo under the fourth time state of emergency.
Almost 10 days of Obon holidays, which started with 3 consecutive holidays for the Olympic Closing Ceremony, are over. Today, Sunday, the last day of the Obon holidays, was marked by record breaking heavy rain that caused massive disasters across the country. As I wrote here yesterday, the only good thing is the vanishing of the extremely heat wave. It was cold today. However, after the incredible heat wave of the past weeks, the cold air makes me delighted. According to the forecast, this heavy rain will continue for a few more days.
I wrote the Obon holidays are over. However, the situation of Corona in Japan is the worst, therefore a lot of people will continue to stay at home next week, too. I’ll just be working at home. That means that it’s no different from during Obon. I hope to enjoy time in the park again in the fall. I can’t wait for the beautiful fall.
Today I post beautiful flowers photos from spring, again. These are Somei-yoshino cherry blossoms. If Japanese people say ‘Sakura’ (cherry blossoms), it usually means Somei-yoshino cherry blossoms. I hope you enjoy these ‘Sakura’.
Good night. Have a nice dream.
(Although, it’s almost morning in Tokyo.)
Wear a mask and wash your hands.
Stay safe and healthy 😊😷🖖🖖🖖🖖🖖
15 August 2021 #tokyo #japan