The view from our living room during a rain storm.
Our street on a rainy night. Our house is on the right.
Birds on a snowy day. This is taken from our living room window in January. These are Gray Starlings.
This is our neighbor's cat. There are many stray cats in the area and most pets are kept indoors. This one is an outside cat who defends its turf. Its cat fight song is an integral part of our life most of the year.
An autum fesival at our local shrine. You can see Frankie on the far right.
I have tried for several years to get a good picture of these pretty Mejiro. This one was sipping nectar from our apricot tree.
The solar eclipse taken from our north balcony.
This child's rain hat adorned the corner street post. I wonder if the owner found it.
Detail of a neighborhood house.
I love the pretty curtains on this old tin house. Seen on the covered river walkway.
A goldfish that is kept in a pickle crock in our neighborhood.
A Japanese White Eye. This was taken from my dining room window. The orange pole in the background is for hanging laundry on my balcony.
Taken on the covered river near our house.
A father and his son at the Bon Odori summer fesival.
Our neiborhood Tatami shop, taken through the glass of his front door. He is the one we call to replace our tatami.
This is right around the corner from our house. Taxis often stop here to take a break.
Baseball at the Junior high school visible from our living room window. Seishi attended this school as well as Kento and Emiko.
A bumper apricot harvest
Seishi's mom drinking hot chocolate. She has a real sweet tooth
Tearing down the old Nihon Daigaku campus near our house. It has sat empty for over 20 years because of being full of asbestos. It took a long time to tear it down.
A fly on the balcony railing
Two men setting up a chess board on the road in Sangenjaya.
This is a Rufous Turtle Dove who has a nest in our neighbors tree. One of the pair likes our apricot tree for a guard station. He/she usually sits there watching the nest for 2 - 3 hours at time.
Our local shopping street
Cherry trees in the neighborhood park
Melting ice on our balcony.
View from our window.
New Years breakfast.
A white-eye on the apricot tree. I put out fruit for them in the winter.
One of the old pre-war shops near our house. It will likely be torn down soon.
The glass house on the way to Baba's nursing home.
Japanese Gray starling, seen from our living room window. These usually run around on the ground.
Cherry blossoms at night. This was taken on the covered river walkway near our house.
Garbage men in the park on their lunch break. Power naps are in fashion at present.
Okonomi yaki at the summer festival just a few minutes from our house
The bicyle parking lot at the station
Just having some fun with night time panning. This was taken about 2 minutes from our house.
My lunch - lox and cheese, avocado and rucola on rice bread.
Roast beef, made by Raymen
The covered river that runs between Sangenjaya and Nakameguro. It is just a few hundred meters from our house.
Another view of this same shop. I used to have English lessons in the beauty parlor on the left corner of this building.
The bus street around the corner, on a rainy night.
The new Nichidai campus has been torn down and finally rebuilt. Classes started on April 4th. Construction took 3 years. Scroll up and you can see a tear down image that was taken exactly 3 years previous to this one.
A hot cup of coffee with the early morning sun.
Taken from our living room window which looks out on a junior high school play field.
Bus stop/ taxi stop around the corner from our house.
A poice car at night.
Sangenjaya with a dusting of snow. This gives you an idea of how cozy we are with our neighbors. The view is from Carrot tower.
A brown eared bulbul (hiodori) eating a mandarin orange on our apricot tree.
Another portion of the covered river.
An old house on the way to Mio's. This is the toilet room with a small window down low for ventilation. This house has since been torn down and replaced with an apartment.
The bench in front of Setagaya Kannon, on a rainy night.