Thursday, April 7, 2011

A Place In The Sun


Spring sure knows how to make an entrance.

We've been having great weather here in Tokyo, just in time to enjoy the cherry blossoms in full bloom! The warmer weather has been one of the factors that has kept TEPCO from having to implement rolling blackouts in the Kanto area for over 10 days now. Conserving power usage is now part of our normal lives here, which I think is a good thing.

It gives some of us a reason to do simple things like enjoying a day outside under natural sunlight. Like this man waiting for a fish to bite along this strip of water, which used to be the outer moat of Edo Castle. Although with the way he handled his reel, I'm guessing he's here regularly. Smart guy.

20 comments:

  1. ooh! love cherry blossoms! ^0^
    this is a nice aerial shot and a relaxing one.
    glad things are going back to normal. ^-^

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  2. Not so sure things are getting backto normal for everyone, but glad they are for some. I like the layers you have to this image. The texture on the surface of the water adds a lot to the impact of the image.

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  3. Love the aerial view...the composition is both delightful and peaceful!

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  4. Nice shot Kaori! I heard there was another earthquake today. I hope you are OK.

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  5. That's another postcard. So perfect.

    I just heard on the radio about the earthquake, we are told that everything is ok...

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  6. The fisherman adds a kind of human interest that really makes this image. The whiteness of his outerwear balances well the brightness of the blossoms.

    Shinjuku outer moat between Ichigaya and Iidabashi, or Chiyoda-ku? Love those yellow nanohana blossoms.

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  7. Great composition in this image!
    Looks like a nice day for fishing.

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  8. It looks like Tetsuo is having a relaxing, fun afternoon of fishing! And not a bad place with the cherry blossoms, too!

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  9. You got a great angle in this post, gal, both in the story and the photo!

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  10. Hi everyone! Thank you for your lovely comments...and asking after me after the earthquake last night.

    I'm fine, as is pretty much everyone in Tokyo. The earthquake was in Miyagi prefecture, said to be M7.4 this time. As of last night, over 3,500,000 houses in the Tohoku area are again without electricity...which was about the only thing they had. Still no water or gas in most places. There was a tsunami warning for a while but it's been erased. I'm worried the roads will once again be blocked and the help that was starting to reach some areas will be delayed. Will keep you all updated. Thank you for keeping us in your thoughts :-)

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  11. And thank you for keeping us updated. Photo is lovely.

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  12. すごく素敵なショット!
    このおじいさん、イイネ~!
    良い味出してます❤
    ほっこりするぅ~~!!

    BTW!昨日の地震、先月の地震がフラッシュバックで戻ってきたね。
    一人暮らしだからかなり怖かったでしょう?大丈夫だったかな??
    また宮城や岩手では停電になったり、夜中だったし余計に皆さん不安が増すよね。
    みんなが冷静に対処できて、負担がかかりませんようにっっ!!

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  13. Nice! Lovely to be outdoors but aaahhhchooo! I have been indoors all morning, yet I still can't stop sneezing. Beijing air must be filled with pollen too.

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  14. Masae, うちは全然地震が怖くないから大丈夫だよー!ありがとう!東北の方々は本当に大変で心が痛むね。早くみんなが安心できるように復興を支援しなきゃ!

    Evelyn, are you allergic to pollen? I'm sneezing, too! Seeing as you're in Beijing, it maybe the yellow dust that's making you sneeze! Either way, hope you feel better soon :-)

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  15. lovely pic Kaori , nice angle , i hope you're fine !Have a nice weekend:)

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  16. I love sakura! Are you doing well in your new city?

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  17. I really hope better days are ahead...

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  18. Looks peaceful and good to see.

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