Tag Archives: Tohoku
Those brollies hang out on the weathered chain link fence for a reason. Ignore them at your peril for this is probably the most likely place in the world to be dive-bombed by a seagull. A black-tailed gull to be … Continue reading
Succulent babies aren’t they? These are what I had at Hasshoku Center, Hachinohe on our second food stop for the day. This nondescript building in Hachinohe, Aomori is the cleanest wet market I’ve seen anywhere. But then again, this IS … Continue reading
I don’t know the name of this ryokan-restaurant, but it is just on the road leading out from Oirase stream. It’s quite a big complex with an impressive lobby.Comes complete with wedding chapel too! We stopped for lunch here. Food … Continue reading
The landscape is Tohoku is pretty. Dominated by large swatches of rice fields, there are small villages, the occasional sight of hills, rivers and once in a while, a bright red torii gate! This trip has lots of travel by … Continue reading
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.
Have you seen water dance? I’m not talking about the cheesy pre-programmed jets of water in co-ordinated fountains – that’s just fake. There I was at the northernmost tip of Aomori prefecture in northern Japan, deep in the woods corded … Continue reading