April 12, 2011
Haiga 562 Catherine Mair haiku
Haiku by Catherine Mair of New Zealand.
There was an earthquake in New Zealand, and now here in Japan, a lot bigger ones. Many aftershocks follow.
It's been a month now, but the aftershocks continue to occur. While I was in Tokyo from 9th through 11th, I felt them often. They get really spooky when lying on bed. Otherwise, life in Tokyo has returned to almost nomal, no more lining up for the daily needs, no controled bkackout, and such.
About a hour and half after I left Tokyo on Shinkansen (bullet train), yet another aftershock occured, killing electricity in some areas, disrupting train schedules and such. My train was already far away then so it did not stop, and I was able to return home safely.