One weekend on Oki time October 1st 2007 I finally got around to getting over to Oki to visit friends for a lazy quiet weekend......... (I thought)....... :-)
My destination was a two and a half hour slow ferry ride from the mainland (Honshu), and as with most longer distance 'slow' ferries in Japan the majority of passengers lie down on open carpeted areas, grab one of the rectangular shaped spongy 'pillows', pay a few yen to bo ... read more
Asia » Japan » Shimane » Oki Islands 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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