Last Friday through Sunday we visited the village of Tanohata, which is on the coast. First we listened to a lecture about the Tsunami of March 11, 2011. After seeing some of the tsunami damage and appreciating the beautiful view of the coastal cliffs, we joined a Waseda University club called “Forest Club.”
The SICE students spent the weekend participating in club activities. They camped in a big cabin in “The Forest of Meditation” and learned forestry management. There were plenty of other activities, too. The president of Waseda University came for a visit. We got to meet the host family of the first SICE leader. And, fun was had with local school children.