Saturday, March 12, 2011

Sendai - This time last year

 A sign-board at Matsushima. The Husband and I stopped to take a picture of this. 
It seems incredulous that a tsunami did strike one year on..

The Husband and I took a trip to Tohoku and Tokyo last year this exact same time. Our first stop was the city of Sendai. Sendai is a wonderful city, capital of the Miyagi prefecture and I blogged much about the great food and beef tongue.

We also visited several coastal cities nearby such as the famous Matsushima and the town of good sushi, Shiogama.

It was in horror as we watched on TV yesterday that an 8.9 earthquake and destructive tsunami just hit the area, causing hundreds of deaths and massive destruction.

We'd be praying for you, Japan.

The retro bus that brings you around Sendai

Sendai's famous grilled beef tongue

The oyako-don that left a deep impression on us - we said we'd go back to Sendai for this..

One of the 3 most famous scenic sites of Japan - Matsushima

 Matsushima is a beautiful place

I wonder what happened to Matsushima

The coastal town with a large fishing port, famous for its sushi - Shiogama

6 comments:

Stephanie said...

Thanks for showing these photos. I am sure the people there are still in shock. So sorry for them. Yes we will be praying for Japan.

Your food photos made me really hungry now btw. Have a pleasant evening. Gosh I need to have dinner now...

Wen-ai said...

Woah... and you were just there last year. Your pictures look so different from the ones on the papers showing destructions and tragedies. Haiz, I feel so sorry for Japan.

Open Kitchen Concept said...

Hi Steph, I felt hungry myself looking at the photos too! Very shocked about how things are now in Japan. My heart really goes out to the people there

Open Kitchen Concept said...

Wen ai, you are right - the photos look so different.. Is really sad but the resilience of the people there are very impressive!

Malar said...

So different! We shall pray for them together!

Bob's Blog said...

I am wondering as well, but cannot find any pictures. We were travelling there in September 2010 with my kids. Beautiful place.

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