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Osaka-jo  

Osaka-jo

Lost in polite admiration

April 14th 2012
Two weeks holiday for Easter...Jesus I'm not usually a follower but today big man I am very thankful, keep up the good work. I needed a country that I could see a reasonable amount of in just 2 weeks, a country that was completely different to that dreary island of the UK, one that was culturally and traditionally a vast set of metaphorical miles away. I wanted new faces, places, ideas, langua ... read more
Asia » Japan » Kyoto

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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