Over the holidays, I enjoyed playing in the snow. From January 1st to 3rd we enjoyed about 30cm of snowfall in Otsu city. On the evening of the 1st I went for a walk around 11pm to look at the fresh fallen fluffy white stuff. I took my tripod and snapped some monochrome pictures. The snow was white and the moon was full and the effect was that we could walk through the woods without a flashlight. Otsu city was still and quiet and the only sound was the crunch of my boots on the fresh snow and the click of my camera’s shutter. The next day, my son and I enjoyed sledding, making a snowman and having a snowball fight. This was his first time playing in the snow and he loved it. We went to a nearby park and played with other families. Afterwards, we went home and had hot cocoa and cookies. For me this was very reminiscent of my childhood winters. I was so happy to be able to make such memories with my son and I hope that when he is older he will look back happily on this new year’s holiday. The next day, the snow had mostly melted but some still remained. As we walked around we found corners that hadn’t melted yet to play in. We enjoyed the crisp, fresh air and the cleanliness of the freshly snow-washed streets. Hopefully we can enjoy mores now this winter, but if not, we can always take a trip to Nagano!
Written by Edward, SSE Otsu