A Trip to Iwate Prefecture Part II: Amongst the Woods and Temples

Originally published in The Sentinel By Anandeeta Gurung and Timothy Jim A Journey Continued Last time, we swept up Santetsu; today, we pick up our journey wandering Geibiki, before heading up the mountain-side to explore Chūson-ji Temple. The group alighted at the turning point for a short walk through the gorge. The cliffs on either… Read More A Trip to Iwate Prefecture Part II: Amongst the Woods and Temples

A Trip to Iwate Prefecture Part I: Drifting free

Originally published in The Sentinel By Anandeeta Gurung and Timothy Jim Photographs: Timothy Jim and Leandro Ishioka Prologue This April, 30 MEXT (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology) scholarship students from a diverse set of 28 different nationalities, arrived at Tohoku University to pursue graduate research in an assortment of fields – specialties… Read More A Trip to Iwate Prefecture Part I: Drifting free

Aoba Matsuri

Photo Courtesy: Tim Jim The capital of entire north-eastern Tohoku region, i.e the Miyagi Prefecture, Sendai has different kinds of festivals all around the year. With summer approaching soon, Tanabata festival is just around the corner. It is said that Sendai hosts the biggest Tanabata festival of all and is a popular tourists destination for… Read More Aoba Matsuri