In April I was able to visit japan for a holiday , while I was there I was determined to visit Onagawa to see how reconstruction was going and try to understand how the region could recover from the huge 2011 disaster.
I have been posting stories and photographs from my visit at my other blog.
here are links to some of the Onagawa posts but please explore the whole blog if you are interested in what else I saw or ate while I was in Japan
An interesting "good news " article of how a famous Sake Brewery fared during and after the March 11th Earthquake and what measures they took to ensure their products were not contaminated.
It is pleasing to read that recently their sales have risen since the quake. Read the story here
The Brewery is the Daishichi Sake Brewery in Nihonmatsu town and the same web site has a nice article explaining it's history and the artisan brewing process.