あけましておめでとう。 (Happy new year!)
I got up really early this morning to catch the first train from Sendai to Matsushima (松島) and watch the first sunrise of the new year there. It was somewhat cloudy, but the sight was still magnificent and I also got some nice photos, like the one below. Is there a better way to start the new year in the land of the rising sun? 🙂
A very unusual thing was seeing Sendai downtown all quiet when returning from Matsushima around 9 am. Normally it is bursting with life no matter the time of day.
I am working on two more posts, but for now I just wish everyone a good year 2011 (平成23 in the Japanese calendar)!