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Fishing for a mobile phone in Nara

“Ring the bell and run like hell” - the joys of ancient Nara

October 29th 2009
Like the ancient city of Kyoto which for most of its history was the Imperial capital of Japan, Nara was once itself the Heijo-kyo national capital from the year 710. It then grew to become a centre of culture, politics, art and crafts. Any of you film buffs thinking of traveling to Nara might consider doing so to be there between 25-29 August 2010 for the Nara International Film Festival. What ... 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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