Sobu

View towards Koenji from hallway makes me wonder where are the trees?

nakano_cityscape_hallway
高円寺の方角の景色はきれいだけど、木が見えませんね。

The opposite side of the apartment from our balcony is a hallway with an enormous view of inner west Tokyo, including the Chuo and Sobu line trains. There’s a serious shortage of trees and open space.

Leap Day snow falling on the Sobu line train

うるう年の2月29日は雪がたくさん降っていました。いつも行く東京の道や場所を、新鮮な目で見たかったです。総武線のホームから。

Leap Day in Tokyo saw a surprising amount of snow, falling in large gobs from the sky and from roofs. Someone tipped me off that the trains are less impacted than the underground subway, and that snow slows the city less than rain. I took photos of a routine trip from my home.

The snow helped me see Tokyo again from a fresh perspective.