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As I said in my previous post, I would wait for the next bout of snow and then get up early and take some pictures. Well, that’s what I did yesterday. There was another snow storm night before last that left a very nice powdering of snow on everything, so I grabbed my camera and went for a nice long walk.

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Sendai holds an annual festival called the Pageant of Starlight or 光のページェント hikari no pejento. This year 550,000 LED lights were used to illuminate the trees down Jozenji dori (定禅寺通り). The lights are lit every night from December 12 through December 31st.

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Snow is here! Unforunately, it did not stick around all day long and melted quite quickly in the morning. It actually snowed for a while yesterday, but the ground did not get cold enough for the snow to stick until after nightfall. The end result was a beautiful yet beastly cold morning.

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On the way to campus this morning, I decided to take a small detour and explore the Hirose river. The Hirose river runs around downtown Sendai and circles around Tohoku University’s Kawauchi Campus. The name of the river in Japanese is 広瀬川 hirose gawa. All of the pictures are HDR.

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Yesterday, all the members of the Kameyama lab (亀山研究室 kameyama kenkyuushitsu) headed out to the west of Sendai to the Okunikkawa station (奥新川駅) for the lab’s annual imonikai (芋煮会). Most of us took the train while a couple of people followed in cars with all of the supplies. After collecting the supplies from the car, we hiked down the hill to the nearby Nikkawa (新川川) river.

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The fall colors of the trees around Kawauchi and Aobayama campus have been very nice recently, so I decided to lug my camera to campus and take a few more HDR shots.

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Winter is coming. Over the past couple of days, the temperature has dropped several degrees and a beastly breeze has started blowing. Time to bundle up! Since I did not have class yesterday but I did have to run up to Aobayama campus to visit the lab, I decided to walk over and take a few pictures of Sendai on the way.

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