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]
Date: February 10th 2007
For my last long weekend in Japan and for Rebekahs birthday we took a trip to Izu, the peninsula opposite to Shizuoka, and part of the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park. So here it is....
Counting Fun in Izu!!!!
1Unexplored peninsula, home of onsens, WHITE sand beaches and rugged coastline. And begonias, apparently.
2Tentative, shy and very naked bodies in a steaming h ... read more