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Tohoku Rokkonsai Festival. Fukushima June 2013

Japan is famous for its summer festivals and every prefecture has its own unique one. Since the earthquake and tsunami of March 2011, the six northern prefectures (Fukushima, Yamagata, Miyagi, Iwate, Akita and Aomori) have started holding all 6 prefectural festivals in one city, in an event known as Rokkonsai. In summer 2011 , the first...Read More

Japan 2009

Back in Tas, 5 weeks in Japan has come and gone…As well as our personal travels, there were quite a few news stories that made the trip interesting – firstly, the great Momo (peach) crisis of 2009 in Fukushima. The rainy season basically didn’t end this year, and summer was “cancelled” in northern Japan. This meant...Read More

A Walk in the Mountains

Okunikkawa is a great little ravine, of fast flowing river rapids and waterfalls deep in the mountains between Sendai and Yamagata in northern Honshuu. We copped a heap of rain, but still managed to sneak in a few pics: