News from Japan March 31st 2008 Hi Everyone
After an unfortunate mishap on our way through HK transit security our cameras (video & still) were stolen. But that is another story. Arrived at our Tokyo hotel around midnight Japan time, rather exhausted after our somewhat stressful experince in HK.
Saturday was sunny but time was spent replacing the still camera (must have photos). Spent the afternoon in the Ginza area walkin ... read more
Asia » Japan » Kyoto » Kyoto 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