Green Pia Sanriku Miyako

148 Mukaishinden Taro, Miyako, Iwate Prefecture, Tohoku, 027-0373, Japan | Hotel
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... sword, about as close as I could get to the real thing. (I love this sort of stuff, what can I say?)

After Asakusa, Mr. Sasaki and Mrs. Sasaki dropped us off at the airport quite early, so we had lots of time to kill. From there, we checked in and split up, where I got a few interesting Japanese snacks to bring ...


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... grandson, and Mr. Sasaki and his family (wife, daughter, grandson) took us to a Japanese China Town, where we walked around a fair bit and enjoyed the decorations. We ate lunch at a buffet, with a different sort of concept. More like a restaurant, you pay a set price, and then order whatever you want. The waiters bring it to you instead of you getting up. I found it interesting, how little details like that can be different in ...

Seagulls Are the Same in Every Country

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... of them, but on the boat ride we saw a fair few.

Also on the boat ride, we saw a fair few seagulls. For fun, we bought some little cheesy cracker things and fed them to the excited gulls. It was a lot of fun, especially when they could swoop down and catch thrown treats in midair! One noisy one that perched on the edge of the boat was my favorite, a grizzled looking older fella I ...

Tsunami Scenes

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... of land where there should have been neighborhoods and stores and offices. Cars were piled up beside the road, smashed in and crushed like a soda can. They were so bent and broken it seemed as if it would be easy to walk up and dent them with a fist. The force of the tsunami certainly wrecked them with ease.

Apart from a few lone skeletons of buildings, the town had been wiped out. On a ...

Earthquakes Get Old, Fast

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... more familiar with as I get older and deal with work meetings.

Mr. Sasaki, Kiko, and I went to a former elementary school, the oldest building in Tome (circa 1888) and Mr. Sasaki's elementary school. Then we headed down to the river for a nice view, and then on to a Dutch windmill, brought as a gift by Dutch visitors. More for show, the windmill wasn't actually a working one, but it could be turned on for fun when guests were visiting.

The afternoon was spent in ...


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