Hello everyone! How are you?
It's been quite awhile and I have been a lazy bum about starting a new photo blog. But on this lovely Sunday afternoon here in Tokyo, I decided that I wanted to start today. So here it is...photos from Tokyo, more specifically Shinjuku ward (or Shinuku-ku, as we say it in Japanese), a place I now call home.
I would also very much like to thank everyone who left comments on my other blogs or sent me an email directly, inquiring about my safety after the earthquake and tsunami hit Japan last week. I was overwhelmed by it all and I truly thank you from the bottom of my heart for keeping me and everyone in Japan in your thoughts and prayers.
The earthquake came as quite a shock, but it was nothing compared to the devastation of the tsunami that hit the eastern coast of Japan. Tokyo is, at the moment, doing fine. There's a lot of news about blackouts, radiation, and lack of products in stores...but even that doesn't seem like much when I think about the many many people who've lost their loved ones and homes in the tsunami.
This may be a really odd time to start a new blog...but I wanted to share with you the photos of Shinjuku because it's such a wonderful city filled with interesting people and places. And in this time of need, there have been so many acts of kindness everywhere, it has really warmed my heart. I hope you'll let me share these stories and join me on this journey though Shinjuku.