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Ushika Daibutsu (Great image of Amida Buddha)  
   

Ushika Daibutsu (Great image of Amida Buddha)

Touch of Tokyo

September 3rd 2007
We arrived in Tokyo via Chicago from Seattle. It was a long flight but I was lucky to have two seats to myself which I curled up and slept most of the flight except for when food was being served. Scott was not as lucky he had to sleep upright. Even with all the sleep jet lag hit me like a ton of bricks. I was lethargic for two days. The first night we stayed in a hotel right by the airport and t ... read more
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Japanese Flag In 1603, a Tokugawa shogunate (military dictatorship) ushered in a long period of isolation from foreign influence in order to secure its power. For 250 years this policy enabled Japan to enjoy stability and a flowering of its indigenous culture. Fol... ... read more
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