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4th March 1945

It started snowing in the middle of the afterward the air alarm was sounded. The combination seemed ominous after the heavy raid last month but we decided to return to Tokyo anyway from the mountain resort where we had spent a few days. It turned, out to be Kanda again; some fire bombs, we were also informed on our arrival, had been dropped on the war office, causing small fires which one of the embassy servants described as “great white flowers blooming suddenly on the lawn.”