A summertime trip to Iwate Prefecture

Kappa are mischevious creatures from Japanese folk tales. They live in rivers and resemble frogs.
A river in Iwate Prefecture where Kappa are said to live.
A magariya is a type of old Japanese house.This one is at a cultural park, but in times past, the left side of this house was the horse stable, and the right side where the people lived.
Iwate is on the Pacific coast. The ocean is breathtakingly beautiful from the coast and from a boat.
Iwate shoreline from a boat.

T says:

Yay for posting a new post! Im glad to see more pics! Hope you are well. Miss you lots!

Kelly says:

Yeah! I finally get to see your blogspot! What great pics! I looovee the dragons!!

Anonymous says:

Heather; These pictures are stunning and I am so very happy that you are happy!!!!! Love MOM

Anonymous says:

Look at my skinny sister!!