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Traditional Wedding Attire - Kasuga Taisha
Big Buddha and More (Nara)

April 22nd 2006
Today has been a very full day. I slept in until 8am! Almost a human hour to wake up This morning we walked through Nara-Koen some more on the way to various temples and shrines. We saw Kofukuji temple and the five-story pagoda next to it. The pagodas are so pretty and iconic. Also around was a building called Nanendo. We walked for a long while until we reached Todaiji temple. There were ... read more
Asia » Japan

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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