Green Pia Sanriku Miyako
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... few days and although I did take many photographs it really has to be seen to be believed, I think what makes it more unimaginable is that Japan is such a developed country and to see all this just razed to the ground with huge areas just simply erased from existence seems unreal. My visit to this area started in Sendai, a city synonymous with the tsunami although the central city area escaped damaged due to its distance from the coast, I arrived at an all Japanese ...
... my family and then sat down at a free Internet cafe to send a couple of e-mails to my parents and get ready for the flight.
And then, we boarded the flight, and came home. The trip was great fun, and I had an absolutely wonderful time, but there's no denying how happy I was to see my family again after coming off the ...
... Kinda wish they had that here.)
Once we finished up at China Town, we went out to the port at Yokohama and saw all the ships and everything docked there. Most interesting was a historical boat, that used to transport many Japanese immigrants to various places in South America after World War II, when people wanted to get away in hopes of a better future.
The rest of the afternoon was spent doing some ...
... for his noisy and brash way of demanding more treats.
Once arriving at Shiogama, after one last admiring look at the stunning islands behind us, we ate lunch at an Italian (yay, normal food!) restaurant and set off for some more temples. These I found especially interesting because of all the emphasis on the twelve Zodiac animals seen around in various statues and carvings.
... 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 ...