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Zen and the Art of Sock Shopping

October 1st 2007
Our approach to our recent trip to Japan was relaxed, mainly because it’s only 3 hours away by boat. We didn’t put too much thought or planning into the trip, it just kind of happened and everything fell into place with very little effort. We were surprised to find a country very different from its neighbour. It’s hard not to compare the two countries, especially when Koreans seem to spe ... read more
Asia » Japan » Kyoto

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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