Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Winter / Summer

I arrived in Japan on the morning of January 12th, 2010. It was freaking cold. I could feel the chill seep in through my snow jacket as I waited for the Shinkansen to arrive at the Shinagawa station.

It was tough for the system. I had left Adelaide somewhere in the mid-40s and arrived in a place where the weather had bottomed out the options.

This was the view from the park in January. It was in the middle of winter only five months ago.
Now here I am in the middle of summer. At home the temperatures are the same but the heat is totally different. I've always lived in places that were all about dry heat. Here, it is all about being wet...and the wet season hasn't even begun yet. It should be an adventure. The humidity is already completely taking control (if going haywire is control) of my hair. Even back in a ponytail, I have a certain height of fuzz and curl that isn't so hot.

Today I found a curl so intent on curling and frizzing simultaneously that it was almost dreading itself. I have to admit, it frightened me.

But then I see what my beloved park view looks like and I feel better.

Japan is beyond beautiful. And hot's hot wherever you may go.


Steph Su said...

Wow, amazing to see what half a year can do to the same view. That's incredible and I am incredibly envious of your once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Chloƫ, Wardrobe Quarry said...

I would love to go to Japan. Its also cool seeing the two shots over time. I've thought about this concept before.

notesfromnadir said...

Really enjoy your pictures.

I can relate to being in dry heat as that's what most of Southern California is all about. Desert heat, the best kind!

But in parts of America there's that dampness, that humidity that seems to drain your energy. The best advice I can give you is to move a little slower than you did back in Adelaide!