31 Juli 2016
Sendai & Matsushima
|Sendai getting ready for the famous Tanabata Festival.|
|Sendai center, near the station|
|Sushi delivery by Shinkansen trains|
|Kakigōri - shaved ice flavored with syrup|
|Summer matsuri at an alementary school, to celebrate the end of the trimester|
|Soft cream diversity|
|... a closer look: Yes, indeed, Jellyfish (arrghh) - we chose more conventional flavours.|
|Kanrantei teahouse in Matsushima|
|Matsushima - one of the most famous scenic views of Japan.|
|The 260 islands of Matsushima bay prevented the worst Tsunami dammages, the town was not so badly hit as many others; but many islands' flora, especially the famous pine trees, has suffered.|
Hayabusa rushing through Kitakami station without even slowing down
30 Juli 2016
|Iwate-san, seen from Hachimantai area.|
|Historical House in Kitakami Michinoku Folklorical Village|
29 Juli 2016
|With Ryouhei and Naoko in their beautiful forest house near Mount Iwate in Hachimantai.|
|With Paul and Akemi at their German Backstube in Hanamaki-shi, Oosawa Onsen.|
|Meeting my old friend Tonari no Tottoro.|
|With Hiroko, Yuka and her husband in Esashi.|
Young chefs preparing dinner
26 Juli 2016
Beautiful new Hayabusa Shinkansen!
22 Juli 2016
Back in Japan!!
|Jakob is happy to return to Japan!|
... for the first time since 3,5 years! And it still feels very much like home!
Since we are travelling with two children this time (we are taking with us the son of friends of the family, who is very fond of Japan), we decided to stay overnight in Narita, to relax a bit before continuing our way to Hakodate (on Hokkaido) by Shinkansen tomorrow.
We even managed to visit the famous Naritasan Shinshoji Temple and stroll around the beautiful Omote sando street, with lots of traditional old houses, nice restaurants and interesting shops, before collapsing at our hotel.
|Omote sando at the Narita City Center|
More to come soon ...