As I watch the news and read all of the articles about the earthquake in Japan I am thinking of the incredible experience I had there this past summer. The people I met were amazing, they treated us like royalty - really so. The food was a pescaterian's dream. I got to try so many new things from Kendo to Calligraphy to Flower Arranging to Dancing in a Parade.
Now I wish to post a few photos to showcase the beauty of this land that is suffering from such a tragedy. After seeing them, I hope you will take the time to donate to the Red Cross or other relief organizations.
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|Shrine in Nagaoka|
|My family, the Sakurai Family.|
|Fireworks in Nagaoka. Each one more beautiful than the last|
|My close friends Noriko and Saori making my absolute favorite food: Takoyaki.|
|Parade in Nagaoka.|