Officials have closed down many of the roads leading toward Sendai, largely because of fears of an increasing nuclear disaster.
Also, see shocking photos and videos of the quake and tsunami, from a flooded Sendai airport to huge fissures in the ground.
Aftershocks continue to rattle Sendai and its environs, including a 6.9-magnitude temblor on Sunday.
A photograph posted on Twitter shows the tsunami wave's destruction in Sendai.
A video taken from inside a living room near Aoba-ku, Sendai.
When they went abroad in the streets of Sendai, folk said, There go the moon and the south wind.
On the way I had to change and wait two hours at Sendai, which I therefore explored a little.
In 1876, the Mikado visited his grave in Sendai, and ordered a monument erected to the honor of this far-seeing patriot.
When the pupils in the Christian schools of Sendai came together they were one thousand seven hundred strong.
They are not, like the mens fashionable hakama, made of Sendai silk.