I spent the new year with the wifes parents in Yamagata, stuffing my face and getting hammered on good whiskey with my father in law.
It was damn cold and the snow fell continuously for days erasing all the sharp edges from both the physical landscape and my overactive mind.
The quiet stillness of a snow covered city at night soothing my Tokyo-withered nerves.
I shot very few pictures but did make it out for a few walks in the freezing silence and so I present here a little of what soothed me.
(And starting as I mean to go on for this new year BIGGER pictures)