Rapha Continental Tohoku

A year after Rapha hosted a charity ride, Ride for Tohoku (the area devastated by one of the worst natural disasters in the history of Japan), Tohoku is ready to be ridden. A 200km loop from Ishinomaki city around the beautiful Ojika Penninsula.

We rode and learned what perseverance really means. We visited a local swordsmith who has been protecting a 1000 year old tradition. His working with steel and what the sword represents relates closely to the brave souls resident in Tohoku who are bringing their lives slowly back to where it once was.
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