Tag Archives: Sendai

Across a bridge of magpies

Once a year, on the 7th day of the 7th lunar month, a pair of lovers meet across a bridge of magpies. Any child growing up in Asia would have heard some version of this fairy tale at some point. … Continue reading

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Zany about Zunda

It’s not slime. It’s zunda mochi. I’m not crazy about it, but the folks who live this far up north in Tohoku sure are zany about their zunda.

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On the Tohoku shinkansen

Double-decker shinkansen. After so many trips to Japan, this is my first time seeing a double-decker shinkansen. So fun. Get the upper level seats and you can see the world whizz by. Get the lower level seats and you see … Continue reading

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