So today for the first time since Friday, we have been able to leave the house and get out!
I was too busy looking at stuff to buy (you know the essential after 5 days locked in, like cute pocket tissues and seaweed).
We should now be able to drive out normally, well more or less, as the roads have been cleared the width of a small car, so we cannot meet another car on the way (if we stop we will be stuck).
A bit like a driving video game... but not in a video game.
Anyways, we're all safe and sound.
Nearly one month later, I am still studying by myself between pies and wash loads, but the snow is amazing and Tokyo is getting friendlier.