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Iwate Articles

Connecting with Departed Loved Ones Through Japan's Wind Phone

Out on a small hill in the town of Otsuchi  stands a British style telephone booth, with its distinctive glass panes looking out to a breathtaking view of the Pacific Ocean. But unlike the regular iconic British telephone booths, this one is white, intimating

Morioka: Most Walkable City in Tohoku (Shinkansen Diary Series)

Snapseed.jpg 1.21 MBAs you traverse through Tohoku towards Hokkaido on the Shinkansen, you'll have to pass through Morioka, the capital city of Iwate.  This city was of great importance during Japan's Industrial revolution in the Meiji era, and the influence