"What?" I said. I must have heard her wrong.
"Ninjas," my girlfriend repeated. "It has ninjas."
Well now, that changed everything.
Jozenji-dori Avenue, famous for its rows of zelkova trees sprouting fresh leaves in summer and its Pageant of Starlight in winter, could well be called the symbol of Sendai. The modern glass facade of Sendai Mediatheque stands on this street and houses a library, art gallery and production studio. This is a cherished public complex where Sendai's citizens come for relaxation and refreshment and to express themselves through art and culture.