Day 11, Mar 10, Situation Room

I covered 185 kilometers in 9 walking days. My body has gotten used to the hike despite minor aches and pains. I weighed my backpack in Tokyo. It came up to 26 pounds. That was without food and water. I have to admit I was a little nervous since my average training weight was less…

Day 8, Mar 7, Tagajo-Matsushima 多賀城-松島

Tagajo (多賀城) is a satellite city of Sendai. It is very populated from here to Shiogama (塩竈). The area was flooded, but the streets look very normal now. It’s not quite like Tokyo, but you can tell people are busy, walking fast, and minding their own business. I asked a woman to film. She declined…

Day 7, Mar 6, Natori-Tagajo 名取-多賀城

It was a windy day. At some point it felt like a hurricane. Kind of scary and difficult to walk. It flurried from time to time. The wind chill made it the coldest day so far. For the first time I put on my gloves, neck warmer, and ear cover. I felt alright.  風の強い一日だった。途中でほとんどハリケーンのようになった。少し怖い感じで、歩くのも困難だった。ときどき雪もちらついた。強い風のせいで体感温度がかなり下がって、これまでで一番寒い日になった。ここに来てから初めて手袋とネックウォーマーとイヤーマフをつけたが、それらをつけると、よし大丈夫だという気になった。 I…

Day 6, Mar 5th, Sendai 仙台

I took a maintenance break today. My shoulder and back were really sore. My knees felt rusted. Overall I was ok. I continued to work, nonetheless, spending all morning on writing and photos. I made a short train ride to Sendai in the afternoon. I was scheduled to meet with Sotaro Okamoto, curator at the…