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... the Starbucks near that huge crossing from the night before, as that area was where the ladies had spent the entire day, ambling their way through the various huge and expensive department stores. I needed some food after the exciting energy expenditure from the earlier afternoon, so we discussed possible locations for ensuring our survival, or at least our full bellies.
Reena suggested a place called Alcatraz, a themed restaurant. You would enter there and be treated ...
We left the Onsen in the morning and went back to Kakunodate to visit the Samurai houses. At the station you can always leave the baggage in coin lockers, so we could make the walk through the town in a more relaxed way.
Unfortunately it was pouring rain that we became wet - even with the umbrellas and were happy to get inside these samurai houses. They are very big, some of them even free of charge to visit
Later we travelled ...
After two weeks of rehearsals and dress runs, we finally get to perform in front of an audience! But before the audience come, we have to do one more free run, with all show lights, effect, costumes, quick changes and everything in to get the people new to this show and the people new to any show used to what is going to happen once the lights are tuned off and all effects are put into place. It is always hard doing dress runs with only the staff ...
... appropriate buttons (pictures of the entrees on the buttons) and then taking the tickets from the machine to the counter where that type of food is prepared. ....or, you can just look like you are confused and the nice Japanese hostess will coming rushing over to help you. I had a great curry pork over buckwheat noodles and a watermelon Fan-ta (yes, they have weird flavors ...
Now that our really, REALLY big inspection is over, it was back to exploring Japan. In this case, it was with Misawa ITT. A trip by bus (four hours each way) to Matsushima Bay, just north of Sendai.
Many of you will remember the devastating pictures/videos broadcast from Sendai following the 9+ earthquake and and Tsunami that hit this area in March 2011. The area of ...