Miyagi Prefecture is a beautiful part of Japan, and in autumn its seas and mountains are at their most scenic. Towns along this coast that were devastated by the great tsunami in 2011 are now almost totally restored. During this 300km cycle adventure, we'll encounter the irrepressible spirit of people who overcame disaster and the loss of loved ones to rebuild their lives, as we visit a workshop making salt the ancient way and a local festival that kept spirits high when times were tough.
This man restarted his business following the earthquake to restore his town's traditions
A woman who lost her father in 2011 keeps cheering her town on
Local specialties made from Iwana, or Japanese char