Just before Christmas last year I was invited to visit Aomori by the Ministry of Environment.
Aomori is a special place to me as I stayed there for a year and have many friends who live there.
My buddy @tsugaruzuki who runs the #1454 space in Towada and I drove the icy roads to meet our guide and fellow guests. I love to drive but sitting in the passenger seat lets me sketch the scenery as it flies by the window. Snow country is magical.
Imagine seeing this out the window from a train 😄
The Tadami Line (只見線) is a railway line in Fukushima Prefecture in Tohoku Region, located about 200 km (124 miles) to the north of Tokyo.
The secluded region that the train passes is surrounded by mountains over 1,000 m (3,280 feet) high. The Tadami Line takes its passengers through the breath-taking sights of serene lakes and valleys of the Tadami River and while each season has its own beautiful scenery, traveling in the winter with the area covered in snow is particularly impressive. 📷: Feature photo by @rrrrei
I choreographed pregame performance of @tohokugoldenangels which is cheerleading team of @rakuten_eagles, professional baseball team✨💃 .
Can't wait to see their performance on the field🙈❤️
The culture of Japanese tea ceremony has a long history. It is called Chanoyu Sado or simply O-Cha in Japanese. It is a choreographic ritual of preparing and serving Japanese green tea, Macha, in conjunction with various traditional Japanese sweets. In Sendai, this unique culture has been passed down from the Edo period unchanged from the Sendai clan – Sekisyu-Shimizuha (石州流清水派). It was one of the paramount ceremonies in the “Date Culture” for the feudal lord of Sendai, Date Masamune, and to date the ceremony is still being performed as inherited from this edo period with an enthralling history of 300 years. Now, it has gained elegance and is one of the most traditional ceremonies one can participate in; which has the essence and feel of this edo period. If you have an opportunity to experience this tea ceremony, it surely will remain as an awe-inspiring experiences of one’s life to genuinely feel like returning to the Edo period. #enjoytohoku#tohoku#tohokudestinations#traveltohoku#tohokutourism#japan#japanlover#japan_of_insta#japanstuff#traveljapan#japanfocus#japanese#teaceremoney