I Miss Eating Marbo-Yakisoba

I Miss Eating Marbo-Yakisoba

For the most part, every town in Japan has at least a couple quasi-official “signature foods” that they’re famous for. Sometimes it’s a genuine fame, such as Sendai’s Gyuutan (beef tongue) or Kumamoto’s Basashi (raw horse), either...
Sakura Season 2016

Sakura Season 2016

Another year, another Hanami (cherry blossom viewing) season. Last year we were in Tokyo for the blossoms and had a great time at Shinjuku Gyoen Park. This year I was personally lucky enough to have two good sessions on the same weekend. Last Saturday, I headed out to...
Tanabata Festival in Sendai

Tanabata Festival in Sendai

Almost every town in Japan has it’s own festival of some sort. Most of them are quite local affairs and it would be unusual for someone more than a couple towns over to know much about them. A few of them, however, are famous nationwide and Sendai’s...

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