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Memoirs of Gion  

Memoirs of Gion

Memoirs of Gion

September 23rd 2011
This morning we decided to visit the new and old areas of Kyoto. In the morning we explored the many colorful arcades and modern department stores in downtown Kyoto. Many of the locals particularly the younger generation are very fashionable with dyed hair and quirky outfits. In the afternoon we meandered through the alley ways of the old Kyoto. We stumbled across many tea houses, women dressed in ... read more
Asia » Japan

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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