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Sakunami Onsen and Yamadera

In between the cities of Sendai and Yamagata, accessed by the local Senzan train line, sits a modest village known for its waters, infused with legendary healing power, so clear and so pure that it contributes to a famed Japanese … Continue reading

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Across a bridge of magpies

Once a year, on the 7th day of the 7th lunar month, a pair of lovers meet across a bridge of magpies. Any child growing up in Asia would have heard some version of this fairy tale at some point. … Continue reading

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Zany about Zunda

It’s not slime. It’s zunda mochi. I’m not crazy about it, but the folks who live this far up north in Tohoku sure are zany about their zunda.

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On the Tohoku shinkansen

Double-decker shinkansen. After so many trips to Japan, this is my first time seeing a double-decker shinkansen. So fun. Get the upper level seats and you can see the world whizz by. Get the lower level seats and you see … Continue reading

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