So, been quiet the past few days, but had a really good week last week! Our friend Brad came down from BH for a visit and he and I did the tourist trip around Sendai. There's a bus called the 'Loople Bus' that does a massive loop of Sendai, hitting all the touristy spots. I've always wanted to do it and Brad was game, so off we went! The entire loop takes about an hour to do. And it's a really nice view! Sendai has some really pretty spots. We ended up getting out and exploring the Castle Ruins area. However, the actual ruins were closed off to the public when we got there. Damn. But, there was a pretty shrine that we explored.
And they had 絵馬 Ema there! Ema are little wooden plaques that you can purchase and write down a prayer or a wish on. You then hang it up and the gods will receive them. I'd always wanted to do that, so I finally did!