One more post for tonight. It would be impossible to travel around Tohoku and not think about the earthquake and tsunami in March 2011. However, until I reached the coast today I had seen no evidence of damage, and everything seemed to be business as usual. Kamaishi was badly hit by the tsunami, and this memorial in a temple (Sekiozenji / 石応禅寺) near my hotel stands as a reminder to everyone. It marks the point the water reached – a point which seems far enough away from the shore, but I suppose nothing could stop the wave. It’s incredible to see the recovery and how much has been rebuilt in the last three years, given what this town has been through.