Arakawa River Clean Up today at Yahiro (about 8km upstream from Tokyo Bay). Four volunteers collected 52 bags of trash. The reeds had taken over the river bank like a jungle, so this will be our last effort at Yahiro until Dec.-March. Just too hot and too hard to see the trash. I added two photos from 6 months ago of one bad area we have made 4 attempts on. Check out the before and after photos. The heavy safe is not visible in the earlier photos because it was literally buried in trash. That’s how deep the trash was. This is one of two garbage mounds left by several people in a homeless camp not far away. We’ll get the next one in December.