Ie Shima, Okinawa, Japan November 28th 2009 Ie Shima, Okinawa, Japan
Today I went bike riding on Ie Jima with my friend James. Despite some slight hick-ups along the way ("adventures", as I like to call them), we had such a great time!
We met up a little after 8 am, set up the bike rack on my car, and headed for Port Motobu. We made a brief detour on the way to the island so we could pull out some yen from an ATM. We were ... read more
Asia » Japan » Okinawa 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