Life in Japan 🗻 . Running and Omiya Ardija. From England, work for nipponnews.net. @TerritoryRunCo Runner of the Wild
World Bonsai Convention 2017
The 8th edition of this Bonsai gathering is being held in our neighborhood this weekend. The opening ceremony is on Thursday 27th and there are events until Sunday. Next week is our local Bonsai Festival too.
They are starting to flood the rice fields nearby and planting this year's crop.
I Am the Resurrection
After the storm
Less than an hour before this we were sheltering from the lightening and rain as those clouds behind passed over us. A friend offered me a lift home but I had to run as the light and countryside as the weather changes is so beautiful.
Maybe that's Mt Tsukuba in the background? Near but far...
Just after peak blossom season but still lots of colours on a beautiful Saturday morning.
It's a bit too far from home to the office but if I have time I like getting off at a different station and exploring Tokyo in the morning light. This is Shiodome an area of new high rise offices near Shimbashi.
It's colder and wet this morning and supposed to be windy tomorrow so yesterday will probably be the last time this year to see all the local sakura in full bloom. On my home 10km loop there must be 3km lined with cherry trees.
Cherry blossom snow underfoot this morning on my home run.
I had the chance to fulfill a wish yesterday taking pictures on the sidelines at our local J.League team. We ended up losing to a better stronger Kobe team and are stuck at the bottom of the table but we'll keep on supporting them!
Today's refreshing 10km in the rain...
The cherry blossoms seem to be later this year than usual but they're in full bloom in our local park and the stalls are pitched for the hanami parties.