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Todaiji Temple

This little girl had just completed a cermony at part of the Temple grounds that are crwoded with lanterns.
November 9 -- Kyoto -- Deer Park -- Geisha

November 10th 2007
November 9th - Kyoto Today we were off to Nara Park, stopping first at the Gekkeikan Okura Museum, where they explained the process of how to make Japanese Sake. This distiller has been making sake for over 400 years. One thing that I found interesting was that the best sake was only 500 yen more than the next best. Naturally I bought a bottle, unfortunately after sharing a couple of glasses ... 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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