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Bob Meets...  
   

Bob Meets...

...one of the most famous Sho Do teachers in Tokyo. Sho Do is the art of caligraphy. This is one of her works - a Chinese poem about a stream... I think. The gentleman on the left is one of her students.
"Angel Potato" and other famous Japanese brands

December 27th 2006
Dearly beloved, We are gathered here today to bid farewell to Tokyo and ultimately to begin the long journey back to whence we came... China. What you now read is less a blog and more some final, fleeting musings on Japan. I think I shall make use of my newly invented web term: "blogette" - not quite a blog but blog like in its qualities. This blogette is an assortment of bumpf collected over ... 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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