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Tokyo Snow

Tried out a feature on the Lumix camera here to create an older style semi-black and white photo. Thought it might go well with the snow.

It doesn’t snow in Tokyo very often during the year, maybe once or twice. When it does snow it is normally in February or March, sometimes even in April. Since the snow is rare,people are excited to see it and want to venture out for a closer look.

As the rain got heavier and the air cooler, the snow started to come down.
As the rain got heavier and the air cooler, the snow started to come down.
The window got a bit too misty as the snow started to fall heavier. It was warm inside and a bit too cold for me to venture out with the camera.
The window got a bit too misty as the snow started to fall heavier. It was warm inside and a bit too cold for me to venture out with the camera.
The snow had mostly cleared by morning. Just a few patches remaining on the grassy areas.
The snow had mostly cleared by morning. Just a few patches remaining on the grassy areas.
Quite a few a cars passing through Shibuya this morning had snow on their roofs, left over from last night.
Quite a few a cars passing through Shibuya this morning had snow on their roofs, left over from last night.

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12 comments

HELLOSHEENA February 2, 2010 at 4:30 pm

My kind of place.

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katiemuffett February 2, 2010 at 4:53 pm

I had noticed the lack of snow in Tokyo in a few movies, especially when someone comments on traveling north and comments on the fluffy powdery stuff everywhere.

This is the first winter I’ve tracked the weather in Japan – is Tokyo usually this mild in winter? Apart from the freak snow day of course 🙂

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shibuya246 February 3, 2010 at 2:57 am

We have has some unusually warm days this winter, but it normally doesn’t get too cold. Feb can be a cold month sometimes, but so far even with the snow, we are not feeling badly done by 🙂

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Neksus February 3, 2010 at 2:37 am

Must have been great. If you had still there your nieces and nephews… have a pipe in some drawer just in case 🙂

Last time I made a snowman with friends we did a 2m (ca. 6.4 feet) one, the head fell off with the last pat of snow…
We were like 10 to 12 yrs old.

Good memories.

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shibuya246 February 3, 2010 at 2:59 am

They have already gone home, but would definitely have enjoyed it. They live in Australia so snow is not something they get to see a lot of. Pity we didn’t have enough snow to make snowmen. I would like to have gone out and done that. Maybe next time 🙂

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whipcracker February 3, 2010 at 2:59 am

This is the area where the salaryman was taking a nap in your other article. Am i correct?

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shibuya246 February 3, 2010 at 3:02 am

That is right. He would have got his bottom frozen off in the snow 😉

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whipcracker February 3, 2010 at 3:04 am

I love this black and white photo of this area. Great nighttime shot.

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whipcracker February 3, 2010 at 3:10 am

RT @tweetmeme Tokyo Snow, Japan Living http://bit.ly/bOWSP8 Alot of nice photos of the snowfall. In a different prospective. Alot of bloggers were posting their photos and comments of the snow fallling, and what they were doing at the time.

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salvidali February 3, 2010 at 2:18 pm

Great shot !!

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salvidali February 3, 2010 at 2:36 pm

we had “popcorn” snow the other day – “popcorn” snow is like grains of sand 1-2mm in diameter, is very dry and resembles hail . . . is usually very cold when this happens.
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salvidali February 3, 2010 at 2:38 pm

the photos I posted weren’t of the “popcorn” snow but a storm about 2 weeks ago – still some of the stuff lying about.

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