It’s been snowing a lot here in Tohoku! December was unseasonably mild, but I just knew the snow would eventually come. And yes, it’s here. Last week, they even had snow as far south as Okinawa.
Here is a Protestant church near my house.
This street is very much downtown.
That’s the train station, however, a large section of it is restaurants and shopping.
So while you are looking at those snowy day photos, I will use this opportunity to give a shout out to a new book about 3/11. It’s a YA book written in verse about the tsunami. And the author is none other than Mommy in Japan/Wife to a Japanese Dude: Leza Lowitz!
When it starts off, you really feel like you are at the scene, rushing away, and getting caught up in the tsunami. It’s a teenage boy’s story. His mom is Japanese and his dad American. What’s going to happen? Read the book and find out!