Returning to the main island, we will travel through the mountains to Sendai, on the Sanriku coast where the tsunami had such devastating impacts after the March 11 earthquake. We hope to visit at least one of the national parks (Matsushima) being consolidated into the new park along the affected coastline.
With the final chapter complete, our book will move ahead with editing and production at University of California Press (publication will be in 2012). Watch for our blogs from Japan between September 8 and the 15th.
(Our thanks to Javier Grijalbo of Madrid, Spain, for preparing the map in this message, one of 5 that he created for our book)