I tried really hard to sleep in today. When the dawn chorus started in (I'm not entirely sure how Sendai even has a dawn chorus since there are only a few birds) I forced myself to keep my eyes closed and tried to fall back asleep. I waited for as long as I could stand it before I allowed myself to get out of bed - at a staggering 4:45 am.
It's kind of nice to hear a city wake up. When my body finally adjusts to the time zone, I think I'll miss these long mornings.
The view from my balcony. Despite what it make look like, I kind of really love it.