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Hiroshima

The Dome from across the river. The older locals like to say that the Dome is getting smaller every year as the new city grows around it.
Hiroshima - dark past, bright future. Our last few days in Japan

November 6th 2007
Tortured girders try to keep the shattered bricks up, rubble all around. You can't touch it, the security system tightly governs access to the 'A-Bomb Dome'. All around this monument to mankind's madness, a thriving city re-grew. Children were born and laughed, while their parents grieved for the dead, trying to comprehend the graphic deaths their loved ones had suffered. It happened on a ... read more
Asia » Japan » Osaka » Osaka » Shinsaibashi

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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