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Rice paddies around the school  
   

Rice paddies around the school

Bent like a rice stalk in the wind...

June 16th 2008
I read somewhere that the perfect Japanese bow is one where you emulate a ‘rice stalk, bending in the wind’ I took a detour on the way home the other day, and managed to get a few pictures of my surroundings. You will see rice fields - plenty of those in the area - and also some of the hazards associated with driving in Japan. I am talking about the one way- oops I meant 2 way ... 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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