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A sunny day in Hososhima

April 20th 2019
Hososhima means narrow island. I never realised that Japan is made up of about 7000 islands. We walked through a small town in order to get to the small Myokokuji temple. The houses are close together with no gardens and are quite plain. The temple was very pretty and had its own garden, which was the usual landscape of trees rocks and sand all to be seen from one viewing point.. After this we dro ... 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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