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Tea Ceremony host preparing the Tea  

Tea Ceremony host preparing the Tea

Kyoto, Japan - March 14, 2012

March 14th 2012
<strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;">Wednesday, March 14, 2012 We received our luggage earlier this morning. What a relief, we have fresh clothes to change into. Today was a very exciting day for us. We visited the city of Kyoto, Japan and stopped at the Kinkakuji Temple (Golden Pavilion), Nijo Castle and attending a tea ceremony. We all woke up about 7:00 am thi ... 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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