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]
Date: July 19th 2006
So much has happened this last month or two. I’ll try to keep short and sweet, but you know how that goes.
June, The VisitsI had three wonderful visitors since my last blog...my awesome cousin from Toronto and then my parents. With my cousin, Moira, we kept busy the whole weekend—attending my students’ sports competition, hanging out in Ishinomaki, going to Sendai and Matsushim ... read more