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Duck stroke  

Duck stroke

Living dolls and Kimono's

November 18th 2008
Just to set the scene we are in our hostel, sitting in our Japanese style room on our Tatami matting, a guy singing as he plays his guitar, ice forming on our noses, a huff of breath as we talk, Kirstin typing our blog wearing Rob's gloves, the same gloves Kirstin suggested didn't need to be packed; an Aussie accent sweetly rings out from the long wooden hall "it's as cold in ere as it is outside! ... 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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