Beautiful Nara September 17th 2006 Nara (population: 330 000)
Nara is described as the cradle of Japanese civilization in terms of design, literature and industry. Strolling through the quiet streets you really feel like you’re stubbled upon a different side of Japan. Maybe it’s because I’m so urbanised now living and working in the hustle and bustle of the big cities. It’s pleasant to experience space again.
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Asia » Japan » Nara » Nara 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