Of Samurai and Houses - Kakunodate, Akita July 7th 2008 When one thinks of Japan what do we think about? Ninjas, anime, comic books, and samurai of course. In modern Japan there isn't much in the way of Samurai anymore. Sure there are the splash of them in pop-culture and video games but they aren't much of anywhere else in my wonderings. Up in Tohoku you find a lot of history along with some pop-culture thrown into the mix.
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Asia » Japan » Akita » Kakunodate 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
I am currently living in Beppu, Japan for a 2 year graduate study and exploring another part of Japan again. And what a difference it is! I have also lived in Sendai, Japan for 3 years with the Eikaiwa Amity and have finally moved back home to the US. I'm not done traveling and I will keep updating where I've been and hopefully will add more blogs to come with my travels.
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