Rikuzentakata looks to future with new tourism ventures

Mar 7, 2015

Rikuzentakata looks to future with new tourism ventures

The coastal town of Rikuzentakata in southeastern Iwate Prefecture became an international symbol of the devastation wreaked by the tsunami that followed the Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11, 2011. Lashed by waves up to 13 meters high in places, the sections of ...

On the hunt for Tono's mythical water trolls

Dec 6, 2014

On the hunt for Tono's mythical water trolls

Sushi fans will probably know that cucumber rolls are known as kappamaki in Japanese. This is in honor of what is surely one of Japan’s strangest mythical creatures — the kappa. Although reptilian in appearance with webbed hands and feet, and shells on their ...