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    August 18, 2015
    Kou Sushi in Matsushima
    Matsushima, Miyagi (宮城県松島) is known as one of the three scenic views in Japan. Hidden near Zuiganji is a small sushi bar called, Kou Sushi. Kou Sushi is able to get fresh because it’s located so close to the sea. During the summer, the sushi master highly recommends anago, a type of garden eel (穴子)….read more
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    August 10, 2015
    Tohoku Temples: Chusonji
    Chusonji (中尊寺) was established in 820 A.D. after the fall of the Fujiwara Clan. The temple is connected to the Tendai sect of Buddhism. At one point the temple had dozens of buildings surrounding it but only two remain now. One of the buildings is the Konjikido (金色堂) unfortunately it cannot but photographed, but it…read more
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    August 6, 2015
    Tohoku Summer Festivals: Yamagata Hanagasa Matsuri
    The Yamagata Hanagasa Matsuri (山形花笠まつり) is considered one of the great festivals of the Tohoku area. Unlike the other festivals in the Tohoku region this one has a rather short history. It was established in 1964. Hanagasa are hats covered in fake safflowers and dancers in the festival wear them as the dance and parade…read more
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    July 20, 2015
    Tohoku Delicacies: Hiyashi Chuka (冷やし中華, Cold Ramen)
    When you think of ramen, I’m sure the image that pop’s in most people heads is the hot soy sauce or miso based noodle soup. However, in the summer when the weather gets to sultry to enjoy such a warm meal, what’s one to do? Sendai, Miyagi came up with an answer and made hiyashi…read more
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    April 10, 2015
    Hachinohe is Exciting!
    ■Kabushima in Spring Kabushima is a unique location where visitors can view a seagull breeding ground up close. From March to early August 30,000 seagulls come to the island to raise their young. In May, wild turnip flowers blossom and cover the island in a splendid golden color. ■Spiritual Power Spot Kabushima Shrine is revered…read more

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