Lennox Samuels reports from Yamagata and Miyagi prefectures on their new reality—and their conspiracy theories.
A survivalist mood deepened in Miyagi prefecture, and spread in nearby Yamagata prefecture.
The cause is a personal one for Chef Ooe, who was born and raised in Yamagata, one of the six prefectures in the Tohoku region.
The approximately 500 people who packed the Yamagata City Sports Center on Thursday had swelled to 1,000 less than 24 hours later.
The oaza might spend 100 yen a year to send five pilgrims as far away as Yamagata, on the other side of Japan.
Six feet of snow is common on the line on which we travelled in Yamagata prefecture, and washouts are not infrequent.
From what I have narrated above, glimpses of Yamagata and Inouy may be gathered.
Although Akita prefecture is mountainous there is a greater proportion of level land in it than in Yamagata.
I may also add that Yamagata was Prime Minister several times, besides holding from time to time other ministerial portfolios.
Yamagata is also a Chosiu man, and was at one time also a pupil of Yoshida Shoin.