Day 1: Arrived in Ishinomaki

Ishinomaki, Miyagi, Japan. The author came to Japan after one year from her last visit. Ishinomaki is one of the hardest hit area by the earthquake and tsunami.

Airi Katsuta

After a 2 hour flight to San Francisco, and then a 10 hour flight to Narita Airport in Japan, and then a 7.5 hour bus ride… I have arrived to Ishinomaki! To show you where exactly it is, it is in Miyagi prefecture and right next to Sendai. Here’s a map.

My sister, Riho, is with me and she is taking pictures of me while I photograph the city 🙂

 

And then we got to our hotel, called Casa de Costa. They used to be housings for students before the tsunami, but they converted it into a business hotel. Everyone has been very kind, and its very clean in here. And free wifi! Yay!

After a little bit of rest, we decided to meet up with Ted, who I know from volunteering last year. He was the leader in the branch that I was in, and he’s from Florida…

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