The day after

Life has pretty much gone back to normal here in Omiya. Disturbingly so, actually. But walking around, Alan and I did notice a few interesting things…

Some guy fixing roof damage from the quake.

A lot of North-bound train lines are, obviously, not running.

Starbucks is closed!! WAT!! Lumine was closed too, and a few other evergreens around Omiya. ショック!

Looks like we're not the only ones who went straight to the supermarket to stock up on supplies. This is the cup ramen section.

This is the bread section. I guess delivery services were interrupted.

All of the empty spots used to have bottled water.

Apart from these things, life is going on pretty normally here. But Alan and I are feeling pretty nervous about the state of the nuclear power plants in Fukushima. We’re probably about 200 km away, but it’s still scary. Nuclear meltdowns aren’t nearly as funny as they seem in The Simpsons.



  1. Jan Said:

    Did you stock up on bread and water?

    • Ingrid Said:

      Bottled water and non-perishable foods, yes.

  2. bishito Said:

    Glad to hear you guys are ok!! Also, in your previous post, I love the picture of everyone standing in a neat and orderly line waiting for the phone. I mean obviously it’s awful that that’s the only way they can contact loved ones, it’s just that I can’t help but think the scene would be one of chaos and mayhem anywhere else!


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