CHIE was the most amazing woman. After regular contact preceding the trip, she met us at the Sendai station holding a "Dear Nick" sign to escort us on our tour. She helped us immensely in sorting out our train tickets, before taking us on our tour. Throughout, she shared tales and insights we never would have gleaned from our surroundings alone. She found an amazing seaside restaurant, and helped navigate the menu so we each could have something that suited our palate. She even entertained us over dinner with a comedic pantomime performance. CHIE, you are a wonderful woman! We can't thank you enough for the care you took to show us an amazing time! Thank you for your patience with this rowdy bunch of hockey samurais!!!