Rikuchu-Kaigan Grand 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 ...
... 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 ...
... wrapped up and I was taken home to the Obas who, as a treat, took me out to dinner at a restaurant called Coco's, for some good ol' American food...Japanese style! I had a lot of fun there, and it was kind of interesting, spotting the differences in food they offered there as opposed to here in America.
I spent a great last evening with them and prepared to head out to Tokyo the next ...
... that happening to one of us. Unfortunately, the earthquake simulator was broken, but I wasn't too disappointed.
After eating lunch at a local farmer's market, we went to a town on the coast to view tsunami damage. That wasn't part of the original plan, but I was adamant about seeing it.
The town of Ishinomaki was gone. Debris littered the ground, wood tossed and broken, piles of rubble and ...
... lesson, which I had a lot of fun with! I learned to write out the characters for 'cool breeze', and learned some history about the kanji of Japan and its descent from China as well. My calligraphy wasn't so neat, but it was fun to learn! Then, the sensei took us around his temple and gave Kiko and me a wooden charm, to write out a wish on for the future.
That evening, we had the potluck party, filled with many citizens from Tome. I had a good time, watching a group of ...
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