The really quite unexpected snowfall that hit Tokyo earlier this week offered a lovely glimpse of the city that we very rarely get to see. A welcome treat of sorts that while admittedly causing transportation chaos, also created a genuine sense of excitement and wonder, with smartphones belonging to both the young and old being pointed here, there and everywhere.
Feeling similarly enthused, my initial thought was to head into Shinjuku, but not knowing what the trains would be like, and, it has to be said, being rather pathetically put off by the bitterly cold wind, I instead decided to just take a few photos of a nearby public housing estate (danchi), along with my local train and monorail stations. An area that just like everywhere else, looked completely different under a blustery blanket of snow.
Come the following morning, things were already rapidly returning to normal, but I also photographed a couple of local favourites which still had a little bit of snow surrounding them.