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Shiraike Jigoku  

Shiraike Jigoku

Heaven in the Hells of Beppu, Kyushu

January 4th 2002
大分県別府地獄めぐり・明礬温泉湯の里 (This article has been partly altered from its original post on a different site). The first time I think I got really super-excited about anything as a teen was when I bought my very first travel book- some palm-sized pocket guide about Japan with lots of cool pictures in it. I carried this little book with ... 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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