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Fall has arrived!

November 27th 2007
Koyasan Japanese Vocab aki: fall/autumn kouyou: the autumn leaves/the fall foliage momiji: japanese maple leaves rousokku: candle keitai: cell phone kirei: pretty November 10: Zach and I headed up to Koyasan (Mt. Koya) to see the changing leaves. Japanese people are very adamant that there are 4 distinct seasons in Japan (haha, as if they are the only place with seasons or something...). The fal ... 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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