But this week, we were finally hit by a big typhoon - No. 15 by Japanese designation.
Below is a TV capture of a late night news in Nagoya of Tuesday. It shows crumbling river bank from the rain and the square at the bottom right shows a big area of Japan is covered by the storm.
This one is a capture of a TV in Tokyo around 5 PM of Wednesday. At that time, the storm center was with us in Tokyo. The picture shows a damage in Kinki area (around Osaka).
Many trees fell in Inokashira Park. Here, workers are trying to cut up and remove a big tree from a trail yesterday.
But many people were picnicking in the park, too. It really was a nice cool day, after all. It was also a holiday in Japan - Autumn Equinox.
In our yard, we had a big damage, too. Our wisteria tree that gave us joy every spring got destroyed because the frame completely collapsed.
Below is a picture of our wisteria tree in spring of 2007. I miss that tree!