Hi ho! It's off to school I go! August 24th 2011 Thanks to the Jet Lag, I am early to bed and early to rise this week. Honestly, I'm thankful. By 7:20 I had left the hotel and by 7:46 I was on the train to Shiogama!
The first school I decided to visit was "First elementary school." A really great school (as they all are) with very genki students and equally genki teachers. While I was sitting in the Principal's office waiting for the ... read more
Asia » Japan » Miyagi » Shiogama In 1603, a Tokugawa shogunate (military dictatorship) ushered in a long period of isolation from foreign influence in order to secure its power. For 250 years this policy enabled Japan to enjoy stability and a flowering of its indigenous culture. Fol... ... read more
I am a JET program Alum who has been given the chance to return to my former city, Shiogama, and surrounding areas, which were damaged by the earthquake and tsunami that occurred March 11, 2011. This blog will follow my week-long trip in Japan as I visit former schools and reconstruction sites.... full info