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Ready for Hanami!
Hanami in Osaka-jo Koen

April 4th 2010
Hanami in Osaka-jo Koen The day after I arrived to Osaka Maria and Takayuki had arranged a cherry blossom viewing party (Hanami) with a bunch of Takayuki's friends. The hanami included a lot of Japanese beer and a wonderful BBQ. Hanami is one of Japan's most important festivals where the people greet spring by sitting under cherry blossom trees enjoying a pick nick and a coup ... 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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