These Tweets Show the Havoc Wreaked on Tokyo by Typhoon Faxai Yesterday

Source: Gaijin Pot
Typhoon Faxai Twitter No. 15 Japan September 2019 Tokyo

When Typhoon Faxai made landfall in the Kanto region in the late hours of Sunday into Monday morning, record-breaking winds and extremely heavy rain tore through Tokyo leaving a trail of destruction in its wake. Aside from the damage to infrastructure, as well as injuries caused by flying debris, hundreds of thousands of commuters were caught up in rush-hour chaos.

Of course, the whole show was documented on Japan’s favorite social media platform, Twitter, where users shared their experience of the typhoon and its unnerving aftermath with the hashtag #台風15号 (Typhoon No. 15).

While some fared worse than others (losing your entire ceiling can’t be fun), you could count on tweeters to make the best of a bad situation with dad jokes, projection mapping, and some pretty meme-able photos.

Unagi’s Delivery Service

One Twitter user found an eel—who’d obviously been on quite the journey–in their garden the next morning. Obviously, that was clear evidence of their magical powers (Kiki is the main character in the 1989 Studio Ghibli film Kiki’s Delivery Service, 魔女(まじょ)の宅急便(たっきゅうびん) in Japanese).

私、魔女のキキ!こっちは台風15号通過後、うちの庭にいたうなぎ!!!

うなぎ……???おま…どこから……???? pic.twitter.com/5oBqYAhLEC

☺︎ め め ☺︎ (@wtmemewt0807) September 9, 2019

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私(わたし)、魔女(まじょ)のキキ!こっちは台風(たいふう)15号(じゅうごごう)通過後(つうかご)、うちの庭(にわ)にいたうなぎ!!!

うなぎ……???おま…どこから……????

= I’m Kiki the Witch! Here’s an eel in our garden after Typhoon Faxai has passed!!! … An eel?! Where are you from…???!

Raise the roof

This person lost their entire ceiling.

#台風15号 風おさまってきたから2階の天井見に行ったら完全に天井が飛んでた pic.twitter.com/r5fMpKPTAa

— 白黒猫 (@nyannko0401) September 8, 2019

#台風15号 風(かぜ)おさまってきたから2階(にかい)の天井(てんじょう)見(み)に行(い)ったら完全(かんぜん)に天井が飛(と)んでた

= After the wind died down, I went to check the ceiling on the second floor. It was completely gone.”

Wanna see my tub?

This person on Twitter found themselves with a new sink jacuzzi.

ねえぇもう嫌なんだけど#台風15号 pic.twitter.com/LZjPSrocHf

— 姉守 (@toyone0316) September 8, 2019

ねえぇもう嫌(いや)なんだけど #台風15号

= Blegh, I have had enough…

An oyaji gag come to life

This person saw an …continue reading