As soon as I got to work 「とたん」

We can use とたん when we want to say something happened right after another event.

As soon as I left my house, it suddenly started to rain.

Grammar Rule

As soon as A, B.

Where A is in the casual past form (べた、った、た etc).

Note: B must not be a plan or intention of the speaker.


As soon as I arrived at the office, I was summoned by the company president.

As soon as he woke up, he sneezed.

Todays Photo

Todays photo was taken in Omotesando during a small beer festival in summer. Omotesando is a fashionable area sandwiched between the center of Shibuya and Harajuku. It is famous for designer shops and delicious, trendy (and expensive) restaurants.