Back in 1999, I developed an interest in cars - working on them, spending money on them, watching them, gawking at them.
Way back in 2013, I saw a video by Jake Davis about a man who started a little coffee shop in Tokyo.
The inaugural Kizuna Matsuri evolved from the Tohoku Rokonsai festival - after the Great east Japan earthquake and tsunami.
On the first truly warm day here in Akiu after the long cold winter - I was very fortunate to be invited along to a glass blowing and creation class thanks to Thilo from Communa.
Another day, another little road trip - this time to Sendai Zoo!
Can you tell I love coffee?
The inaugural Tohoku Coffee Stand Festival in it's revamped format started in 2016.