Monthly Archives: November 2011

Day Five – Fond Farewell and Thank You

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Sun. 25th Sep. After the brief euphoria of the festival, I headed for a more somber meeting with the daughter of my Ohtsuchi Okasan who died in the tsunami. Ogawa-san had been a friend of my Kamaishi homestay family, and … Continue reading

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interlude – Ohtsuchi Festival 1992 (#2)

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I received a shipment  of belongings from Japan on the weekend which included this great photo from Ohtsuchi Festival in Sep. 1992 of me carrying the shrine in the sea. Up until this year the festival Omikoshi ‘parade’ finished by … Continue reading

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