Monday, October 23, 2017

Japan: Sendai

We travelled by Shinkansen to northern Tohoku. We wanted to go North to support the tourist industry in the area devastated by the Tsunami in 2011. The earthquake off the Pacific coast of Tōhoku was a magnitude 9.0–9.1 and occurred at 14:46 JST on Friday 11 March 2011 felt as far south as Tokyo.
Sendai was founded 400 years ago by Masamune Date has several sites related to him and his time.
Many temples and castles are on vantage points so our stair climibig improved!

Gate to the Zuihoden
I love the density of planting 
Imagine our surprise when we encountered this 
Rider and handler beside the Sake barrel offerings
Looks like beer in the corner!
Elaborate costume 

Christmas Lights

While Brooklyn Victoria is not on the scale of Brooklyn New York a local street is becoming  the for Christmas lights So we planned a walk ...