We arrived safely to Sendai to visit Jotaro and Mayumi. We spent two lovely nights in a mountain onsen near Zao Lake, a spectacular crater lake with a pH of ~1.7! We then took the shinkansen and were met by Michio, who took us to a lovely Japanese inn (ryokan) in eastern Kyoto. We had a fabulous tofu-based dinner last night. It’s a bit rainy but we are hoping for a nice today touring some temples and sampling more noodles and great Kyoto food. Tomorrow I need to join the ASLO Board meeting and Sunday the meeting starts.