The night trip by bus from Sendai to Tokyo became a night&day trip due to the typhoon: more than 13 hours instead of almost 6. I didn't stay in Tokyo so much, actually I tried to spend as many days as possible in Miyagi prefecture. Yesterday I visited the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography with Miho, a volunteer met in Ishinomaki. It has been a very worth choice, I will suggest to everyone who is interested about photography to take a look at it.
Today it has been a crazy and stressy camera shopping day, at the end I bought an analog PENTAX 67 and two lenses: a big, expensive and heavy step in the medium format world. I hope I will not regret it.
I cannot believe that tomorrow around 10pm I will be back again in my little Gent. After 21 days travelling alone, meeting people and making photographs, it sounds me very weird and honestly a little sad to return home. But I know for sure that my dear Mansionists and all my friends will make me feel happy like a flash. And I crave for developing as soon as possible the more than 20 b&w films I have done.
Last thought is for Ishinomaki, a town I started to love: I left it while it was raining in torrents, as a prelude of the impending typhoon. Well, I heard today that the river overflew: the city centre has been severely flooded, included some of the temporary houses. I will try to get more informations and I will inform you in the next posts.
Good night Japan, and good luck