Archive for July, 2010

Thomavalé World Tour 2010 – Part II – Haranomachi Samurai Races.

When we were going to the samurai races, I was expecting a few old guys wearing their grandfather’s old helmet having a bit of a trot around a paddock. I was not expecting several hundred dudes on horseback, decked out in full regalia.

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Thomavalé World Tour 2010 – Part I – Haranomachi Matsuri/Festival

It was my birthday on the weekend, and Alice managed to outdo last year’s deep sea party by negotiating with the regional government to hold the yearly samurai festival in my honour. It started off with a street festival, or matsuri.

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Recipe: Oyako-don (Japanese-style Chicken & Egg on Rice)

My attempt at cooking oyako-don (and the recipe I used).

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Photos from Matsushima

Alice & I went to Matsushima (松島), one of the Three Famous Sights of Japan. I took some photos.

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A guide to Wi-Fi in Sendai: Rare, but possible.

A guide to accessing free (and paid, but cheap) wi-fi in Sendai.

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