Urato Islands! I'M BACK! (Part 1) August 26th 2011 Oh what a day today was!
Today was the day I went to my beloved island school, so naturally I was bit excited. Actually...I was more excited than I thought because I woke up at 4am and was unable to fall back asleep. So I took my time getting ready and eating breakfast before catching the 6:30 train to Shiogama's Marine Gate.
(Before I get into too much about my day, I just thought I' ... 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