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... houses fell into disrepair until the government provided grants in 1976, to assist in the maintenance of the villages. This has also helped maintain the local building traditions, and a local preservation society decides on which buildings are in most need and helps organise a "yui", when a 200 strong team work together to thatch a roof in one day. Despite all the help, there are only about some "gassho-zukuri" houses left. In ultra-modern ...
... Fukushima. Kameda Sensei's and Ara Sensei are the English and Music teachers at Jess's high school. They treated us to a magnificent spread. It was a degustation taste of about 11 dishes. They were all very tasty. They finished off with a sweet consisting of a pile of pancakes with cream cheese and Ice Cream and a chocolate sign saying Happy 40th Anniversary. It was a fabulous ...
... knew is stuff and with very little effort and simple tools quickly turned a lump of wood into a smooth finished product. Matsushima was impacted by the tsunami and there were photos of the damage and a memorial mark showing the height reached by the water. We returned to Sendai, which is a vibrant city with a lovely mall and plenty of shops. Jude and Jess did some window shopping at Gucci. We found a good place ...
Today was meet the colleagues day. Jess took us first to the Board of education, where we met her supervisor and read the radiation meter (that morning about .02 micro Sieverts per hour - you get more in Manhattan). It was also interesting to see the tow poor guys who sit in the office and represent TEPCO ( the nuclear plant owners). They are there to be the face of the company and cope any flack from the locals. Great job! We then drove to Jess's high school where we met ...
... out the women's bath. After breakfast we took a drive to Ainu, a city in the west of the prefecture, were we visited Tsuruga-Jo. This is a reconstructed castle that was nearly destroyed in the civil war in 1832. The castle is now a museum and tells the story of the people who lived there, including a young woman who had the Samurai spirit and cut her pair short to join the fighting when the castle was besieged by the emperor's army. She survived the battle and ...