On the first dawn of 2015 we went to Matsushima to see the Sun rising in the horizon. The white snow made it even more perfect.
For our last day of 2014 we wanted to visit somewhere we had never seen before, so we took a train to Niigata city to view the Japan Sea.
Tohoku has great local traditions and foods, one of them is Imonikai. For this local tradition the whole team gathered at the river side for some Nabe.
For Vera’s last couple of days in Sendai she needed her last minute gift shopping and so a visit to a local outlet shopping and a local temple were necessary. Also during this time we reencountered a friend who invited us for a Japanese tea party in a temple in Northern Sendai an undoubtedly extraordinary experience.
Another weekend, another trip. Matsushima was recommended by all friends in Sendai, so we had to try it out. Started with the wrong train, ended up with several amazing experiences.
The first place I had to explore at that time was Kawauchi. It was a typical Japanese suburb. The little houses and the thick green gave it a really charming feeling.
Sendai was the best I could have ever experienced in Japan. I think that my relationship with Japan would have been totally different had I stayed somewhere else.
Finally I got to Japan, time to clear my head from insecurities and doubts and stride forward until I get to my new home.