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view from osaka castle

Yin & Yang

February 2nd 2008
Osaka is bold, bright and brash. We stayed in the Dotombori area, right in the heart of party town. I have never seen such a concentration of restaurants, shops, and neon. And the architecture is bonkers. No two buildings are the same. One has a ship wrapped around it, one has a statue of liberty on the top, one has a huge ebisu face, one's in the shape of a barrel, it goes on... The perf ... 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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