The blog of Tokyo based photographer and photojournalist, Damon Coulter

Blown It All Away

A Japanese salaryman walking on a bridge near Ochanomizu station with Tokyo Skytree and other tall building behind him. Ochanomize, Tokyo, Japan. Wedneday October 16th 2013

A Japanese salaryman walking on a bridge near Ochanomizu station with Tokyo Skytree and other tall building behind him. Tokyo, Japan. Wednesday October 16th 2013

Love the clearing skies after a typhoon. The atmosphere sparkles and the air is clear and fresh. The views are hard edged and bright. All the rush and rime of the city has blown away.

It is good to be out in the light that follows these storms; there is a sense of escape both mentally and physically as you leave the house you had to hide in through the rattling winds and rain. Outside,  the city is scrubbed and good to look at again and you want to explore.

In reality Typhoon Wipha merely grazed Tokyo and it wasn’t as bad here as had been expected.  Other places were not so lucky however.

Very busy.

Damon

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2 responses

  1. It has given Tokyo a nice clean look and feeling, hasn’t it? Bit worried about what’s going on in Fukushima, but I guess we can’t do much about that.

    October 17, 2013 at 11:41 pm

  2. Cheers Hamish!
    Yes we got off lightly but that amount of rain in Fukushima cannot be good.

    October 18, 2013 at 1:04 am

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