Viewing conditions for the eclipse this morning were unexpectedly favourable. After our usual early-morning walk in the park, we set up in the washitsu to watch it through the front window.
Yuko had a piece of paper with holes in it, which she taped to the window to create a pinhole camera effect. This allowed us to monitor the progress of the eclipse without looking directly at the sun.
We managed to take a couple of photos, placing the dark glasses over the camera lens. But the photos fail to do justice to the splendour and beauty of the phenomenon.
After watching the eclipse, I was still in time for work! What an amazing privilege and good fortune, to be able to witness a rare event like this from the comfort of our own front room.