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Yesterday I went on another field trip with the Japanese Culture A class. We left from the International House at 7:30 in the morning and drove to Shiroishi (白石, literally “white rock”). The plan for the day was to first visit a small community Noh theater and tea house in Shiroishi and then go on to see a traditional Samurai house followed by Shiroishi Castle (白石城 shiroishi-jou).

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Today, my Japanese Culture A class went on a short field trip to the Aoba-jo (青葉城) castle in Sendai. The main part of the castle, called the honmaru (本丸) was built on top of Aoba mountain (青葉山), right next to Aobayama campus. I didn’t even realize that it was so close until we hiked up to it. The view of Sendai is quite nice from the castle foundation. Unfortunately, the foundation is pretty much all that is left of the castle after getting bombed in WWII.

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