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 

Wall to Wall -The rest Odeith

 There were also lots of lovely smaller pieces all over town! This one by Odeith was a real hit It had a rope around its neck that you c...