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Basking in the sun

A mini guide to reading between the lines in Japan

August 28th 2007
Although I do enjoy blogging with mini-history lessons or amusing anecdotes, I figure a mini guide is perhaps more entertaining to describe my time in Japan. Plus, I think the heat short circuited my short term memory erasing any random facts or dates in history I would have tried to remember and force feed you on this blog. 1. Feed deer in Nara or Miyajima at your peril. The trouble begins when ... read more
Asia » Japan » Hiroshima » Miyajima

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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