It has snowed all Saturday long but as I thought it was too hot for it to remain on the ground.But when we woke up on Sunday morning , we zould discover a white landscape. In my neighborhood there were 5cm or more, well at least enough for the snow to remain even after the passage of the few cars that ventured out. When it snows , I literally falls back to childhood : I run around, make snowmen, send snowballs and so on. But I didn't could really get to enjoy it that time because Daisuke and I visited apartments all the day. I will talk about that again later but we finally have found an almost perfect place to live.
Snow fell continuously throughout the day with big gusts : it was a real storm. As we could not use the real estates' car, we went to visit homes by subway and train, and we spent a good part of the day outside : I've never been so cold in my life. Japanese cold is really different from French winter. In Fukuoka, it is the wind which is quite violent and really cold.
Here a few pictures which I took when I could step my hands out of my pockets.
Bad weather = almost nobody outside. Even in Tenjin and Hakata , usually crowded on Sunday, there were very few people. I had never seen that ! After taking Daisuke to the station in the evening, I came back home by foot and as snow had stopped falling I took the opportunity to walk around and take some pictures. Despite the late hour , people were just starting to go out and I met many families with children building snowmen on sidewalks. It must be said that schools were closed the next day.
Yesterday (Monday) , it snowed all the day but temperatures have risen a bit so all the snow melted quickly. In the morning there was still this special atmosphere : almost no cars, even on the large road that cuts Tenjin in two parts . Most people were walking and some unwary took their bicycles, it was really quiet, unusual for a Monday morning. Besides, no one was really focused at work.
This article may have not be a real interest for people accustomed to snow but the situation was so exceptional that I wanted to share it. The snow episode is now over in Fukuoka but I 'm leaving in three weeks in a place where there is plenty. Can you guess where ? A little hint : it starts with a S.
|Tenjin, inhabituellement désert|
|South of Tenjin|
|River frozen too|
cold : samui (寒い)
Snowman : yuki daruma (雪だるま)
To Slip : suberu (滑る)
Rare : mezurashii (珍しい)