Literally. This morning the town announcement system woke me up with something about our old friend "Big Rain" 大雨 and a warning and school. I had to check around to confirm, but sure enough, no school today. We may not get much snow, but we get the rain.
I took the morning off to reimmerse myself in packing stuff. It's coming along slowly.
In more interesting news, I'll still put off launching into a full travelogue just to tell you that I believe I can pump out some interesting sets of photographs once I've mined Picasa to complete my albums on manhole covers and the like. For today, something from another potential collection, a bicycle sign from each part of our trip.
From left to right: Tokyo, Osaka, Sapporo.