Letters from UwaJima (and elsewhere in Shikoku) June 29th 2011 Sorry about the poor title pun but I didn't want to write another title bemoaning the weather conditions.
After a 3 hour ferry ride I made it to Matsuyama and I don't think I have ever been on a ferry for that length of time let alone one with no seats. It was quite a pleasant way to spend the journey, sprawled out on my bit of floor and sleeping the journey away like the rest of my fellow ... read more
Asia » Japan » Tokushima » Naruto 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