Omatsuri and Mos Burger! August 18th 2008 Konnichiwa!
I hope everyone is enjoying the end of Summer break! I'm already in classes here, but still having a great time! In an effort to get you all caught up to my current happenings, I'm going to kind of squish the first week at Tsuru in to this entry. Once we got to Tsuru, things calmed down a lot, so I'll just be giving you the highlights. Hope you enjoy and feel free to e-mail me or l ... read more
Asia » Japan » Yamanashi » Tsuru 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