Sugamo is visited for its famous JIzo Dori shopping street. Filled with countless small sweets shops selling daifuku and other traditional sweets, this is also the place to look for Obaasan and Ojiisan clothes ( meaning granmas and grandpas).
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.
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.