Friday, March 18, 2011

Japan, We Love You.

Shinkansen to Hokkaido



After the Fuji Rock Festival, Dylan and I were able to travel to Hokkaido. We took a 9-hour shinkansen train ride from Tokyo and traveled through peaceful inakas (villages). We traveled through Fukushima, Sendai and finally to Hachinohe.

These are a couple of shots I took during our train ride. We slept most of the time, but every now and then I'd wake up and see green fields and a quiet seaside. This is a side of Japan that many people don't get to see.

Northeast Japan no longer looks like this and I am still in denial that this is all gone. I really don't know how to express my emotions to the devastation that Japan has been through in the past week. It's hard for me to even move on and write about our time in Japan. But I hope, in writing about Japan, we can celebrate the country's strength and beauty.

Japan, we love you.

Donate to Japan. Don't forget about Haiti.

6 comments:

MJ said...

Everyone keeps on saying..."Pray for Japan!" It's nice to say, but it's kind of worthless. Right now everyone should "donate" what they can....If your readers check out KROQ Radio's website, they can find more sources to direct their money to Japan rather than just give it to Red Cross and have no control over where it goes. I do have faith that Japan will be back on it's feet after a few heroic feats by it's people...

meganjapan84 said...

Thank you for your love and support. I'm an American living in Japan for the past three years. It is such a beautiful country! I love reading about your love of Japan. You inspire me to try new things all the time! Please keep writing!

Anonymous said...

WE LOVE U TOO...keep writing and share your gift of life...

Exile Kiss said...

Hi Oishii Eats,

Beautiful pics, and I'm still in shock as well. I still haven't been able to reach one of my friends in Northern Japan (near the epicenter). :(

Hope all is well~

sewa mobil said...

Very nice, thanks for the information.

Sewa Mobil said...

feel sad too about what happened in Japan. Such beautiful place that can't imagine that now is gone

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