At AQ for the sixth Ride the Lightning talk. The first of the new year!
Can't always use Suica. Naka-Karuizawa station on the Shinano Railway.
Giants vs. Dragons at Tokyo Dome, amongst fans singing, trumpeting and waving flags.
On my way home, I stumbled across some drumming and dancing in a small park in Takadanobaba's San-Chome.
We went up Tokyo Tower to escape the rain, along with couples in Yukata. The fireworks were cancelled.
It's cooler, recently. The sound of the glass bell brings relief; its printed fireworks, anticipation.