April 22, 2012


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May 05, 2011

Last workshop at Ocyano-mizu


Today was the last day of Misuzudo shop at Ocya-no-mizu.  I took part in the last workshop in this memorable site.  I made an accordion album.


Misuzudo will make a new start on May 16 near Jimbocho.  Various workshops will be held at various sites.  I believe that Misuzudo will continue going forward.

April 11, 2011

Tokyo Sky Tree and cherry blossoms at Sumida Park



April 10, 2011

Cherry blossoms after the quake


April 02, 2011

Weeping cherry blossoms in Rikugi-en Garden


Weeping cherry blossoms are at their best in Rikugi-en Garden.  But the number of visitors are apparently fewer than usual. 

White-eyes were gathering on branches of a big weeping cherry tree to suck nectar from flowers.

April 01, 2011

Weeping cherry blossoms in Tokyo

Rikugi-en Garden


Sensoji Temple Denpo-in

Zojoji Temple

Koishikawa-Koraku-en Garden

March 28, 2011

Cherry blossoms have come out

The Meteorological Agency has announced that "somei-yoshino" cherry blossoms came out in Tokyo today.
In Rikugi-en Garden, the most famous weeping cherry tree has just begun to blossom.  But another tree is in full blossom now.  There were many security guards but few visitors in the garden.

March 24, 2011

Shortage of bottled water in Tokyo, again


The announcement, that tap water is not suitable for infants to drink, is striking panic into people in Tokyo.  Noboday knows when the nuclear power plant disaster ends.  We are losing sense of self-composure day by day.

March 20, 2011

Early cherry blossoms


Though the part of the trunk was damaged badly, early cherry blossoms were in their best near Koishikawa Botanical Gardens.  I'm not familiar with the types of cherry blossoms.  But maybe this cherry blossom is called "karamizakura" or "shinamizakura".

March 18, 2011

One week after the catastrophe

One week passed since the catastrophe.  The situation hasn't improved at all.  Fuel, foods and other goods haven't supplied sufficiently at most evacuation centers.  Many survivors have faced serious conditions.  Fears of the radiation accidents are increasing day by day.  There is still confusion even in Tokyo.

There is lower visitors walking along Jizo-dori Street in Sugamo than usual.  At this shopping mall, fund-raising campaigns are banned to prevent contribution fraud.

«Let's not rush to the gas station!


Chez Slimey