It was slightly colder than normal in Tokyo this week with New York having some warmer days. Tuesday evening there was actually a snow flurry that covered the sidewalks with slush making for some slippery walking. By midnight the snow had all turned to rain though and by morning there wasn't a trace of the snow.
I've started to play shogi again with a coworker and the board positions from after the 2 sessions of play are below. It's not too hard to figure out how to play if you can remember the kanji. I learned overnight from wikipedia. The most exciting factor is being able to place pieces that you capture anywhere on the board for your side. I'm the player on the bottom and have a decent position at this point with a pawn (歩) in hand.
Lastly, I saw quite the site this morning. One of the little lunch trucks drove by and to my utter amazement there was a brick pizza oven in the back of that thing. No idea how they managed to fit it in there or how much it weighs, but that's definitely fresh pizza on the go.