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Aizu-Wakamatsu: Home to Samurai, Sake, and a Castle

June 17th 2006
*I have more pictures to upload, so check back later in the week for additional photos* Rusty and I spent the day in Aizu-Wakamatsu, located in the Fukushima prefecture, about 2 hours away from Fukushima City by train. The train trip there took us through the mountain area of Mt. Bandai-Asahi National Park where a mountain range comes together at the place where 3 prefectures meet. Luckily, i ... 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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