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Fire Fish

This fish is supposed to protect buildings from fire. Clearly the one on Matsuyama castle is faulty as the place has burned down a ridiculous number of times. The place is now covered in fire hydrants and hoses.
The Moon! It's the Moooon!

November 5th 2006
Loyalty to authority is a virtue that was highly prized and respected in the days of the Samurai. Warriors would follow the commands of their peers without question; sometimes sacrificing their very lives if it were required. To die on the command of your emperor or Shogun would be an honourable death. It is a little known fact that the modern day equivalent of the Emperor or Shogun works as a ti ... 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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