Five volunteers turned out for today’s Arakawa River clean up event at Funabori and collected 14 bags of trash. Due to the expected heat we focused on the backside of the Nakade Island in front the boat racing area. This allowed us to utilize the giant overhead C2 highway for shade of the cleaning area. With the shade and breeze blowing in from Tokyo Bay and the river, this may have been the coolest location in Tokyo today. The cleaning area was not as dirty as expected. I suspect another group may have cleaned this area in recent months after we had cleaned it a year ago. In any case, we were able to clean a longer area due to the reasonable cleanliness of the area.